Vicki van Meter

 

Age: 26

 

Summary: pilot who made national headlines in 1993 at age 11 when she made her first cross-country flight from Augusta, Maine to San Diego over five days accompanied only by a flight instructor despite the fact that she had to fight strong headwinds and turbulence that bounced her single-engine Cessna 172 and made her sick, who was credited at the time with being the youngest girl to fly across the U.S. even though her record was broken in 1996 when 7-year-old Jessica Dubroff became the youngest pilot ever before she was killed in a plane crash shortly, and who made a trans-Atlantic flight from Augusta to Glasgow, Scotland in 1994.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: March 13, 1982

 

Died: March 15, 2008

 

Location: Meadville, Pennsylvania