North Korea missile was close to Air France flight
An Air France plane carrying more than 330 passengers may have come as close as 100km (62 miles) to a intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea, officials say.
It landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, an area that’s used by commercial and fishing vessels,” Pentagon spokesman Capt Jeff Davis said.
Air France has insisted that the missile did not interfere in any way with its flight path and that Friday’s service went ahead without any problems.
The airline added that it continuously assessed possible risks and often adjusted flight plans as a precaution, which was why the no-flight zone around North Korea has been expanded‼️
In July 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, going from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed after being allegedly hit by a Russian-made Buk missile over eastern Ukraine. A total of 283 passengers were killed.