China’s First Female Pilot Dies in Accident

After years of effort and dedication to her career as a pilot Yu Xu said good bye. She was the first woman who flew a J-10 fighter but this weekend she found the death in a training exercise.

She was one of 16 of the first female intake went on to graduate four years later to become the country’s first women to fly a fighter jet.

Yu Xu, 30 year-old, died when her double-seater J-10 crashed during a training exercise last wednesday.

Yu, born in Chengdu, ­Sichuan province, she was one of the 35 women recruited as trainee pilots in July 2005.

The morale of the aerobatics team will be hit. There has not been an incident like this for the team for a long time” Macau-based military observer Antony Wong

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China’s First Female Pilot Dies in Accident