November 21, 2016

Funeral photos of China’s 1st female pilot of J-10 fighter jet, Yu Xu

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China’s 1st female pilot of J-10 fighter jet, Yu Xu fatally injured in a crash in Hebei province

30-year-old Yu Xu, who was the first woman to fly China's J-10 fighter, was killed during an aerobatics exercise. She was one of the first 16 Chinese women pilots qualified to fly fighter jets.
The pilot on duty reported that Xu was a member of the Chinese air force's "August 1st" aerobatics display team and was ejected from her aircraft during a training session.

The event was held in the northern province of Hebei on the weekend, as reported by a local newspaper.
After ejection, she hit the wing of another jet and was killed. Another male co-pilot who was with her during the training landed safely and survived.

"As one of only four female pilots in the country capable of flying domestically made fighter jets, her death comes as a tremendous loss to the Chinese air force," the Global Times newspaper said.
Xu joined the People's Liberation Army in 2005 and has been a performer since. After her graduation from the academy, she was one of the 16 female pilots to be selected to fly fighter jets.

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