China mourns first female J-10 pilot after death in training
China is mourning the death of Yu Xu, the country's first female J-10 jet pilot who was killed during an aerobatic training session on Saturday.
Ms Yu hit the the wing of another aircraft while trying to pull open the parachute, Chinese media reported.
The domestically made jet crashed into a field in Tangshan, Hebei province.
"We have lost a comrade and the air force feels great pain and sadness for Yu Xu's sacrifice," said China's Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke.
Another pilot, 35, survived the crash. He has already been discharged from hospital, the Beijing News reported.
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