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The female pilot on the frontline

Mary Jennings Hegar survived being shot down by the Taliban.

Mary Jennings Hegar is a pioneering helicopter pilot from the US. She's flown dangerous search and rescue missions, exchanged fire with the Taliban in Afghanistan and campaigned for greater equality for women in the American military. She tells Outlook's Anu Anand her story.

(Photo courtesy of MJ Hegar.)

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