The First Woman Fighter Pilot of China Yu Xu Dies In Air Crash

National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 14 November 2016
The first woman Fighter Pilot of China Yu Xu Dies In Air Crash
Xu a J-10 single-engine multi-role jet fighter pilot joined PLAAF in Sept 2005
She last performance at Airshow China in Zhuhai earlier this November
She qualified as a fighter pilot in 2009 and qualified to fly the J-10 in 2012
Born in 1986, Yu was from Chongzhou in Sichuan province
Xu a J-10 single-engine multi-role jet fighter pilot joined PLAAF in Sept 2005
She last performance at Airshow China in Zhuhai earlier this November
She qualified as a fighter pilot in 2009 and qualified to fly the J-10 in 2012
Born in 1986, Yu was from Chongzhou in Sichuan province
Last November Pakistan’s First Female Fighter Pilot Marium Mukhtiar Died In Air Crash
She was on a mission when a PAF trainer jet crashed near Kundian, Mianwali
Mukhtiar was 24 years old and hailed from Karachi
She was flying Chinese-built FT-7PG aircraft
AC encountered a serious in-flight emergency during the final stages of the mission
Indian Air Force Also Opened Fighter Stream For Female Pilots In October 2015
First batch of three female fighter pilots was commissioned in June 2016Bhawana Kath, Avani
Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh were inducted in Hyderabad
The three continued advanced training on advanced jet trainer Hawks
All indications suggest India may not send female fighter pilots across the border on combat missions

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