A female Pakistani fighter pilot has died after her aircraft crashed in Punjab province, BBC reports. Marium Mukhtiar was on a routine training mission when her plane met an “in-flight emergency” over Mianwali district, the air force said.
She and her co-pilot ejected. She later died from her injuries in hospital. Flying Officer Mukhtiar was one of a small number of women to work as fighter pilots in Pakistan, and the first to die on operational service.
She told BBC News last year of her journey into a traditionally male-dominated world and desire to “do something different”.