Kim Jong-un Tests 'N.Korean' Light Airplane

      April 02, 2015 09:21

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has tested a "homegrown" civilian light aircraft, the official [North] Korean Central News Agency claimed Wednesday.

      "The plane is easy to operate. Its engine sounds very good," it quoted Kim as saying after safely landing the plane.

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sits in the cockpit of a light aircraft on Wednesday in this photo released by the Rodong Sinmun.

      Kim's visit to a plane factory was apparently aimed at giving the impression that the North is teeming with homegrown advanced technology and no longer totally dependent on China.

      "Whether the North has actually succeeded in domestically producing a light airplane hasn't been confirmed," a Unification Ministry official here said.

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