The first Chinese woman to fly a J-10 fighter was remembered fondly on Sunday as a “golden peacock” after her death on Saturday in an air training accident. Yu Xu, 30, died when her double-seater J-10 crashed in Hebei province. Her male co-pilot ejected in time. Yu’s classmates described her death as a “shock”, with some observers calling for higher training standards for aerobatics pilots. Yu, born in Chengdu, Sichuan province, was one of the 35 women recruited as trainee pilots in July 2005.Or, you know, higher standards. Apparently Hultgreen-Curie Syndrome is cross-cultural.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Hultgreen-Curie in China
Death of China’s first female J-10 fighter pilot Yu Xu sparks call for more training