Leaders' planes may land at Paya Lebar, say security experts

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may fly here on his Soviet-made long-range aircraft, the Ilyushin-62 (Il-62).
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may fly here on his Soviet-made long-range aircraft, the Ilyushin-62 (Il-62).PHOTO: AFP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who is likely to be accompanied by his sister Kim Yo Jong and other key officials when he meets US President Donald Trump in Singapore next month, may fly here on his Soviet-made long-range aircraft, the Ilyushin-62 (Il-62).

This same aircraft on which he flew to Dalian, China, earlier this week can easily cover the 5,000km distance between Pyongyang and Singapore, experts said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2018, with the headline 'Leaders' planes may land at Paya Lebar, say security experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe