Woman Pilot Dead in Pak Jet Crash

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Islamabad: A female Pakistani air force pilot was found dead on Tuesday when her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali, the military said.

The first such loss for the country’s tiny community of women pilots, officials said. The crash happened during “routine operational training”, the air force said in a statement. Second pilot survived.

“Squadron leader Saqib Abbasi and flying officer Marium Mukhtiar were on a routine operational training mission when it encountered a serious in-flight emergency during the final stages of the mission,” the air force said.