20 Sep 2014

Sonar search expected for plane in American Samoa

10:34 am on 20 September 2014

The family of a father and son team whose small plane crashed off Pago Pago international airport in July in American Samoa will carry out a sonar search of the ocean floor where the aircraft is believed to have crashed.

The Director of Port Administration, Taimalelagi Dr Claire Poumele, says the family of Babar and Haris Suleman has hired an Oregon company to conduct the underwater search.

The body of Haris Suleman, the 17-year-old pilot who was attempting to fly around the world in the shortest time was found, however his father's body was never recovered.