A commercial airliner with 323 passengers and crew on board flew through the re-entry path of North Korea's latest long-range ballistic missile test, according to a new report.
Air France Flight 293 from Tokyo to Japan came just minutes away from disaster during the missile test on Friday, when North Korea launched an ICBM into the Sea of Japan, a US official told ABC News.
Flight data from the plane showed that the plane passed through the path of the Hwasong-14 just 10 minutes prior to the missile as it plummeted down from space.
Air France said in a statement that the flight operated without incident, and the passengers and crew of the Boeing 777 would have been oblivious to the near-miss.
Air France Flight 293 from Tokyo to Japan came just minutes away from disaster during the missile test on Friday, when North Korea launched an ICBM into the Sea of Japan (file photo)
North Korea has recently carried out another test launch of its Hwasong-14 missile amid heightened tensions between North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un (pictured) and the US
The secretive North's leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the midnight launch of the missile on Friday night and called it a 'stern warning' to the United States that it would not be safe from destruction if it tried to attack, the official KCNA news agency said.
US President Donald Trump brushed off Kim's so-called warning in a cabinet meeting on Monday.
'We'll handle North Korea. We're going to be able to handle them. It will be handled. We handle everything,' Trump said as he sat alongside Defense Secretary James Mattis
Unlike other countries, North Korea does not issue advisories ahead of missile test launches.
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