Friends honor Indiana teen killed in plane crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Friends of a central Indiana teenager who died in a Pacific Ocean airplane crash honored him as his high school

In this July 2014 photo provided by The Citizens Foundation 17-year-old Haris Suleman and his father Babar Suleman, 58, walk away from their single-engine airplane at a stop Islamabad, Pakistan, on their around-the-world flight. The body of the Plainfield, Indiana, teen was recovered after the plane crashed Tuesday, July 22, 2014 shortly after taking off from Pago Pago in American Samoa. Crews were still searching for Babar Suleman. (AP Photo/Courtesy The Citizens Foundation)

PLAINFIELD, Ind. Friends of a central Indiana teenager who died in a Pacific Ocean airplane crash honored him as his high school's soccer team played its first home game of the season.

Dozens of people wearing white T-shirts bearing Haris Suleman's soccer jersey number 14 filled the stands at Plainfield High School for Tuesday night's game.

Sales of the shirts with the phrase "Live Like Haris" raised money for the charities for which the 17-year-old and his father were promoting when they died in the July 22 crash.

Plainfield junior Sarah Reynolds tells WRTV that Haris had a big heart and he'll be missed.

Hiba Suleman tells The Indianapolis Star she was excited about the tribute to her brother since he had played soccer with many of his teammates for years.


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