New York : A 17-year-old Pakistani-origin boy, attempting to set a world record for an around-the-globe flight has died in a tragic crash over the Pacific Ocean while efforts are on to locate his father, reports PTI.

 Haris Suleman was piloting a single-engine aircraft under the watchful eye of his father Babar Suleman to try to set a world record and raise money to build  schools in Pakistan. The journey, months in the planning, would take the pair on a 42,647-km odyssey, with 25 stops planned in 15 countries. Their Beechcraft A36 Bonanza aircraft crashed on Tuesday night, just 20 minutes after taking off from Samoa island.

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