SEOUL, July 27 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. transport aircraft flew to North Korea on Friday to receive the remains of American troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War in line with the two countries' summit agreement in June over the repatriation, a government source in Seoul said.

The aircraft departed from Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, about 70 kilometers south of Seoul, at 5:55 a.m. and was expected to arrive at Kalma Airport in the North's eastern coastal city of Wonsan at 6:55 a.m.

Reports said that the U.S. is expected to get some 50 sets of remains from the North Korean side.

Source: Yonhap News Agency