North Korean missile brushes past Air France plane

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-Article by Alice Ferré

The Tokyo-Paris Air France AF293 flight, gathering 316 passengers and 16 flight attendants, had a close encounter with North Korea’s last missile last Friday, according to French media. The weapon was spotted 100 kilometers away from the plane and felt in the Japanese sea.

Air France assured that the plane’s route map was standard and the trajectory continuously double-checked to prevent accidents when navigating in highly dangerous flight zones. The company therefore extended further its prohibited airspace area in the North Korean surroundings.