North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will fly directly to Singapore on a foreign plane for talks with President Donald Trump.
Kim’s personal plane is a modified Ilyushin IL-62 from the Soviet Union and has never gone on a long-distance flight.
The Pyongyang flight B-6130 is tracking south through China.
This Air China 747 departed Pyongyang approximately 08:30 local time as CCA122 (standard FNJ-PEK flight number) and changed call sign mid-air near Beijing to CCA061 and appears to be continuing south now at FL341.
Live flight track: https://t.co/1ElKvcVoJj pic.twitter.com/FEUeWnnkiR
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) June 10, 2018
Here is the live tracking of the plane that left Pyongyang Sunday morning. The plane changed call signs and flew south past Beijing.
On Sunday morning a secret flight in a China airplane took off from Pyongyang at 8:30 AM after an hour on the ground.
Yonhap News reported:
A Chinese private jet left North Korea on Sunday about an hour after it landed in the North’s capital, a flight route-tracking website showed.
The takeoff by an Air China airplane was detected at the airport in Pyongyang at 8:30 a.m., according to Flightradar24. The website said earlier the same plane had landed in the North’s capital at 7:20 a.m., after leaving Beijing Capital International Airport at 4:18 a.m.
As to who boarded the plane from the communist state was unknown, but speculation is growing that it might be flying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Singapore, two days ahead of the historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in the city-state.
The Boeing 747-4J6 that traveled to North Korea is known to be a private jet used by the Chinese government to carry its high-level officials, including President Xi Jinping.
The website did not specify the destination of the plane. Many government chartered planes are known to keep their routes discreet due to security issues.