Search for missing man suspended

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for the father of a teenage pilot, who has been missing since their plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean last week.

Rescue crews have been looking for 58-year-old Babar Suleman since the plane he and his son, 17-year-old Haris Suleman, were flying went down Tuesday night. Multiple agencies have searched 4,874 square nautical miles for about 70 hours but have found no sign of Babar Suleman, a U.S. Coast Guard news release said.

By suspending the search, the Coast Guard will stop actively looking for Babar Suleman unless any evidence is found that he’s still alive, Coast Guard public affairs specialist Melissa McKenzie said.

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