Cathay Pacific crew saw North Korean missile from plane, airline says

by Antonio Miles December 6, 2017, 0:36
Cathay Pacific crew saw North Korean missile from plane, airline says

Experts say there's a very low chance of a missile test colliding with a commercial aircraft as North Korean officials are most likely avoiding airline routes. Two South Korean planes also reported witnessing the missile test.

"Today the crew of CX893 reported, 'Be advised, we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and fall apart near our current location", the airline's operations manager Mark Hoey wrote in a message on a company communication platform, the Post reported.

After the missile reached its zenith some 2,780 miles (4,475 km) above Earth-over ten times higher than the International Space Station-it came down in a blaze, which a senior Cathay Pacific executive said was observed by the flight crew, according to the South China Morning Post.

The crew of the Cathay Pacific Airways flight says they witnessed the rogue nation's latest weapon break apart and explode as it traveled through the sky early Wednesday morning on November 29. While it has a theoretical range greater than 8,000 miles, the missile only traveled a distance of about 600 miles from the launch point.

Singapore Airlines has taken steps to change the route of its Seoul-Los Angeles flights since July this year as a safety precaution in response to North Korea's missile tests.

The plane, which was flying from San Francisco to Hong Kong, was over Japan at the time.

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"Though the flight was far from the event location, the crew advised Japan ATC (Air Traffic Control) according to procedures".

The Japanese Parliament declared on Monday that North Korean missile tests are an "unprecedented, significant, and imminent threat" and adopted a resolution condemning last week's launch.

"We remain alert and review the situation as it evolves", the airline spokesman said. Mr. Trump did not give any specifics on plans to combat the North Korean threat however, the USA moved a squadron of the military's F-22 stealth fighters to South Korea to begin combat exercises following the ICBM launch. Were the weapon to be fired on a minimum energy trajectory or standard launch trajectory, there is a possibility the re-entry vehicle would survive.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said he still had confidence in diplomatic efforts to address the North Korea situation, but that the USA also has military options available.

While few believe the regime's program is complete, the threat posed by the new missile is significant, warned United States Defense Secretary Gen. Jim Mattis.


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