Babar Suleman and Haris his son
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Teen pilot Haris Suleman dies in record attempt

A US teenager and his father who crashed during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks of the journey, a relative has said.

Haris Suleman, 17, of Indiana, and father Babar crashed their Beechcraft into the ocean near American Samoa.

Haris' body has been recovered but that of Babar has not.

"You know in a trip like this there is always a risk, and they did prepare for the risk," Ms Suleman, daughter of Babar and sister to Haris, told reporters.

Alpa Patel reports.

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