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Seoul had blasted propaganda messages and K-pop songs from border loudspeakers since the North's fourth nuclear test in early 2016.
The crash occurred Sunday night in North Hwanghae province, south of the capital Pyongyang, the ministry said in a brief statement.
North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of summits with the U.S. and South Korea.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said North Korea's announcement that it would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests was a step in the right direction.
Russia called on Washington and Pyongyang to take steps in lowering military activity in the region.
The EU 's position on North Korea remained at this stage unchanged, combining sanctions with open communication channels.
Britain said on Saturday that North Korea's plan to cease nuclear tests would be a positive step and that it hoped this was a sign of good faith.
China welcomed a move by North Korea to halt nuclear and missile tests, which it said would help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and promote denuclearisation.
South Korea welcomed the decision by the North's leader Kim Jong Un to cease its testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
Not necessary to conduct any more nuclear tests or ballistic missile tests: North Korea's Kim Jong Un
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has announced Pyongyang will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site
The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.
North Korea's ruling party was scheduled to convene a meeting of its full Central Committee today to discuss what state media are calling a "new stage" of policies.
Will walk out if meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un doesn't go well: US President Donald Trump
North Korea has been isolated for decades because of its alleged human rights abuses and its pursuit of nuclear weapons, in defiance of international laws and UN sanctions.
South Korea is seeking to open discussions about formally declaring an end to the war with the nuclear-armed North at a rare inter-Korean summit next week, officials said Wednesday.
The United States has had contacts at the highest levels with North Korea but Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have not spoken directly, the White House said.