Pakistani fighter jet crashes, killing woman co-pilot

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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 11:13 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Air Force says a fighter jet has crashed during a routine training exercise and that the aircraft's female co-pilot died following the crash.

A statement from the Air Force says there was a "serious in-flight emergency during the final stages" of the exercise over Punjab province on Tuesday and that both the pilot and co-pilot of the FT-7PG aircraft ejected.

Both were seriously injured and the female co-pilot later died of her injuries, becoming the first woman pilot in the Pakistani Air Force to die while in service.

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The jet crashed near the town of Kundian in Mianwali district.