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Marium Mukhtiar, Pakistani female fighter pilot, dies in crash

WT24 Desk

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”.

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