Childhood Pilot Dead 

As a girl she accomplished unprecedented feats flying a plane. In 1993, when she was 11-years-old, van meter flew from Augusta to San Diego. Nine months later she flew across the Atlantic..Taking off in Augusta and landing in Scotland.

But Vicki van meter also led a troubled life. She’s dead at age 26, authorities say it looks like she shot herself. She was found over the weekend in her home in Pennsylvania.

Her family says she had battled depression.