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Death of China’s first female J-10 fighter pilot Yu Xu sparks call for more training

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u Xu is being widely mourned following her death in a training accident on Saturday, as military analysts noted the number of crashes involving the J-10 fighter jets in recent years and a relatively lower number of flying hours required for Chinese pilots.
6 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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