US Spy Plane Flies Near DMZ After North Korea Congress

Tuesday kicked off the Eighth Party Congress in North Korea

A US Spy Plane flew over South Korea on Wednesday, near the demilitarized zone, a day after North Korea kicked off its party congress.

According to an online flight tracker, a US Navy EP-3E Aries II flew over two cities in northern South Korea before heading west to the Yellow Sea.

Tuesday marked he beginning of the Eighth Party Congress in North Korea, the first time the ruling Workers’ Party held such an event in five years. The events are sometimes marked with missile tests or military drills, something the US is keen to keep an eye on.

Several US surveillance flights were reported over the Korean Peninsula in the weeks leading up to the congress. The plane spotted on Wednesday was also spotted making a similar manuever on December 24th.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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