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China’s first woman fighter pilot dead

China’s first woman pilot of a J-10 fighter jet has died in a flying accident, an official media report said.

Yu Xu (30), who was born in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, was one of few women pilots who could fly domestically-made fighter jets, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

Ms. Yu’s plane plunged to the ground after an unspecified accident, and she was unable to eject. The incident occurred in Hebei Province on Saturday, a day after China’s national air force day. — PTI

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