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Vicki Van Meter

AKA Victoria Louise Van Meter

Born: 13-Mar-1982
Birthplace: Meadville, PA
Died: 15-Mar-2008
Location of death: Meadville, PA
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Aviator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Child cross-country aviator

In 1993, 11-year-old van Meter piloted a Cessna solo from Maine to San Diego. At the time, she was the youngest ever to do so, though her record was broken the following year by a 9-year-old, and an attempt by a 7-year-old in 1996 ended in a fatal plane crash. Van Meter made a trans-Atlantic flight in 1994.

Father: Jim Van Meter
Mother: Corinne Van Meter
Sister: Elizabeth Van Meter
Brother: Daniel Van Meter

    University: BA Criminal Justice, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    Shot: Self-Inflicted (15-Mar-2008)
    Peace Corps Moldova (two years)
    Risk Factors: Depression

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