China's famous female pilot dies in training
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China's first female J-10 pilot dies in training

Yu Xu, China's first female J-10 jet pilot, was killed during an aerobatic training session on Saturday.

Ms Yu hit the wing of another aircraft while trying to pull open the parachute, Chinese media reported.

Ms Yu, from Sichuan province, joined the air force in 2005. She was the first of four female pilots to qualify to fly the two-seater, multi-role J-10 fighter jet.

  • 14 Nov 2016