A parachuting instructor for the RAF has died during a training jump after her parachute failed, it has been reported.
An investigation has been launched into the accident which happened on Friday at RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire.
The servicewoman’s name, age and rank have not yet been released.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “We can confirm that a Service Person has died at RAF Weston on the Green.
“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues at this time.
“The incident is being investigated and it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”
RAF Weston on the Green is used by the RAF to train parachutists from the army, air force and Royal Navy, the Oxford Mail reports, adding the airfield, which is also home to the Oxford Gliding Club, is only manned part time by the RAF.
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