Harris Suleman’s plane beacon recovered

Officials in American Samoa recover personal locator beacon registered to teen, father who crashed off US territory

News Desk August 06, 2014


Officials in American Samoa have recovered a personal locator beacon registered to an Indiana teen and his father who crashed off the US territory last month as they attempted to fly around the world.

Haris Suleman, 17, died in the July 22 crash and his father, Babar Suleman, remains missing.

The beacon registered to the Sulemans was retrieved from a family in a shoreline village, American Samoa Department of Homeland Security Director Iuniasolua Savusa said on Monday.

Local authorities got a call late Sunday from the US Force Rescue Center in Florida that the beacon was transmitting GPS coordinates, Savusa said.

Police searched the shoreline and Homeland Security issued a bulletin on Sunday night for help from the community.

Savusa said a young boy found the device and took it home.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2014.


Zulfiqar khan | 7 years ago | Reply

We people of Pakistan really received a shock,when they hearld crash down the plane of a steen ager piolot haris suleman and his father babar suleman. Their adventure was for a great mission to collect money for establish schools for poor boys those cannot offoerd the fee.in this way the target was 10 millions dollar, but they collect 6 millions dollar. They have to complete journey and voyage in 30 days.they have completed 90 percent their voyage, but ill fated plane crash down one mile away from shore soon after flying pago pago air port in Amercan Samoa Ho vey sad when father and son crash down in South Pacific Ocean.at last I pray to god bless them. They have sacrify their lives for mankind and human beings.

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