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  • China’s first female fighter pilot dies in crash

    The first woman to fly China's J-10 fighter plane was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, Chinese media reported on Monday...

    Yu Xu, 30, a member of the Chinese air force's ‘August 1st’ aerobatic display team, ejected from her aircraft during a training exercise in the northern province of Hebei during the weekend, she hit the wing of another jet and was killed, although her male co-pilot ejected safely and...

  • PAF fighter pilot martyred in aircraft crash near Mianwali

    A senior officer of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) embraced martyrdom when his aircraft crashed near Mianwali while on a routine operational flight, read a statement issued by the air force's media wing on Wednesday...

    The body of the deceased pilot was recovered from the site of the incident and shifted to PAF Base M M Alam, Mianwali, where the funeral prayers were offered, read the release...

  • Turkey claims arrest of fighter wanted by Russia for killing pilot

    ISTANBUL: Police in Turkey claim to have detained a Turkish citizen accused by Moscow of killing a Russian pilot when he ejected over Syria after being shot down by one of Ankara's war planes, reports said Thursday...

    Celik has been accused by Russia of killing Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov in cold blood as he parachuted to the ground after his plane was shot down by Turkish air forces on the Syrian border on November 24...

  • Fighter pilot Marium laid to rest

    KARACHI: Marium Mukhtiar, the fighter pilot from the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), who lost her life in an air crash on Tuesday, was laid to rest in Malir Cantonment here on Wednesday...

    Her father, retired colonel Mukhtiar Ahmad said: “I don’t feel discouraged by the incident, rather encouraged because her courage will begin a trend within the army cadres to recruit more female fighter pilots...

  • Indian air force opens the way for women to pilot fighter jets

    NEW DELHI: India is opening the way for women pilots to fly fighter jets in combat, its air force chief said, as one of the world's biggest military forces shakes off its reluctance to give greater responsibilities to women...

    Several countries, from the United States (US) to Israel, and even neighbouring Pakistan, have women flying their fighter planes, but India's military has kept them out of that role, as well as frontline...

  • Pilot dies as PAF fighter jet crashes in Khyber Agency

    PESHAWAR: A flight lieutenant of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) died in an air crash in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Saturday...

    In November last year, a double-seat version of F-7PG, also known as the FT-7PGs, crashed near Kundian, Mianwali in which female fighter pilot Marium Muktiar died...

  • Fighter pilot dies in Indian jet crash

    An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot was killed on Tuesday after his fighter jet crashed near the country's border with Pakistan, officials said...

    “The pilot died in the crash and we have ordered an inquiry in the accident,” an IAF official told AFP...

  • Pilot, co-pilot survive as training aircraft crashes in Lahore

    The pilot and trainee co-pilot of a training aircraft were wounded when the plane crashed in Lahore's Garden Town area after experiencing technical difficulties, DawnNewsTV reported on Tuesday...

    Rescue 1122 teams transported the plane's pilot, Muhammad Faheem, and co-pilot Hasham to a nearby hospital, where doctors confirmed that the two men received minor injuries...

  • Female top guns: Indian airforce to induct women fighter pilots

    NEW DELHI: The Indian government gave its nod on Saturday for women to fly fighter jets, paving the way for them to assume combat roles for the first time in one of the world's largest militaries...

    The federal defence ministry gave the green light to a proposal for recruiting female fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF), where women already fly transport aircraft and helicopters...

  • Afghan-American female pilot seeks to accomplish solo flight around the world

    An Afghan-American female pilot on a solo flight around the world seeking to inspire young women across the globe has taken a detour to visit her native Afghanistan and meet the country's president and civil society activists, struggling to safeguard women's rights...

    Waiz, the first female pilot from Afghanistan, began her journey in Florida in May and has since made stops in 11 countries, with eight more to complete her mission... ...

  • Female pilot dies as PAF trainer jet crashes near Mianwali

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar became the first female pilot to have died on a mission when a PAF trainer jet crashed near Kundian, Mianwali, Tuesday afternoon...

    A PAF FT-7PG flown by Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi and co-pilot Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar was on a routine operational training mission when it encountered an in-flight emergency during the final stages of the mission, said a PAF...

  • Female pilot lands in Sydney after epic journey from Britain in 1942 aircraft

    Modelled after pioneering aviator Amy Johnson’s historic 1930 solo flight from England to Australia, Curtis-Taylor said her journey was a homage to female pilots of the past...

    The route of nearly 21,000 kilometres saw her stop in places such as Vienna, Istanbul and Amman before she headed to Pakistan and India and on to Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia...

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