Crazy! Air France 777 Flies Close To N. Korea Missile Test

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Per ABC News, Air France flight 293 was possibly in danger when it was traveling from Tokyo to Paris. Apparently, the plane flew past the location where North Korea tested it’s most recent missile less then 10 minutes later. Scary! 

Crazy! Air France 777 Flies Close To N. Korea Missile Test

A commercial airliner flew past the location where North Korea’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile would land in the Sea of Japan less than 10 minutes later, according to a U.S. official.

Flight data from the time of the ICBM’s landing on Friday indicates that the aircraft that was potentially in danger was Air France flight 293, traveling from Tokyo to Paris with 323 people on board.

The plane’s flight path shows the Boeing 777 traveling west of Hokkaido as the North Korean ICBM was airborne.

In a statement to ABC News, Air France said North Korea’s missile test zones “don’t interfere in any way with Air France’s flight paths,” and that the flight was operated “without any reported incident.”

Crazy! Air France 777 Flying Close To N. Korea Missile Test

Bottom Line 

While Air France seems unconcerned with this knowledge, I think it sounds a little risky. What are your thoughts? How would you feel if you were one of the over 300 people who were on this flight to Paris?

HT: ABC News

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