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A parachuting instructor with the armed forces has died after her parachute failed during a training exercise, reports say.

RAF officials have confirmed the tragic accident happened on Friday at RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire.

The area is often used as a jump zone for RAF Brize Norton.

An investigation has been started into the tragic death.

Details including the servicewoman's name, age and rank have not yet been released.

A spokesperson 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."

The Ministry of Defence would not comment on whether the servicewoman had been taking part in a parachute jump.

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