Air France has expanded the no-fly zone over North Korea after the incident with the rocket crossed the flight path of the aircraft.
The airline said that the move was adopted as a "precaution" after July 28, the North Korean Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) flew 100 km from the aircraft, which was flying from Tokyo to Paris. The airline also stated that it "constantly analyzes potentially dangerous overpasses and accordingly adapts its flight plans".
Analysts have expressed concerns about the fact that North Korea is expanding its range of tests in close proximity to the flight paths over Japanese waters, and Pyongyang does not warn about their plans. Speaking on Wednesday, the representative of the Ministry of defence of the USA Jeff Davis told that "responsible Nations" should warn before conducting missile tests. In accordance with the guidelines issued by the International civil aviation organization, a UN Agency that is mandated to regulate safety and other issues, States have "the responsibility for the provision of advice on risks in respect of any threats to the security of civil aircraft operating in their airspace".
This year North Korea has expanded its test program of the missile, and the missile launched July 28, apparently, can reach major US cities, experts say.
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