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NZ-made aircraft turns up in North Korea

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/10/2016

Prime Minister John Key has asked MFAT officials to find out how an aircraft made in Hamilton got to North Korea.

The 10-seater Pacific Aerospace P-750 XSTOL was seen at North Korea's inaugural Wonson International Friendship Festival last week, Newshub reports.

The aircraft's tail was emblazoned with North Korea's flag.

New Zealand law bans trade with North Korea under a UN resolution, including indirect trading.

"I just don't know how it's got there and what it's doing there," Mr Key said.

"We don't try to sell things to a third party to get them into a country where we have sanctions."

Newshub reports the aircraft was sold to a Chinese company, Free Sky, earlier this year.

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