Cathay Pacific Airline Crew Observed North Korean Missile Test

Korea's official news agency shows the launch of the Hwasong-15 missile Credit KCNA  AFP

Korea's official news agency shows the launch of the Hwasong-15 missile Credit KCNA AFP

HONG KONG-The crew of a Cathay Pacific flight saw what it believes was North Korea's latest missile test last week, the second airline to report sighting it.

The report from the crew of the Hong Kong-bound flight out of San Francisco suggests that North Korea's latest missile test may not have been as successful as Pyongyang asserted in its state media reports.

According to Mark Hoey, Cathay Pacific's general manager of operations, the message from the passenger plane crew to the staff on ground was: "Be advised, we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and fall apart near our current location", the South China Morning Post reported.

But even some Trump advisers say USA military options are limited when Pyongyang could launch an artillery barrage on the South Korean capital Seoul - only around 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the heavily-fortified border and home to 10 million people.

North Korea released an image of the November 29 launch of its most powerful ballistic missile yet. "We remain alert and review the situation as it evolves".

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Cathay Pacific said none of its flight routes were modified because of the North Korea missile, according to the BBC News. The Hong Kong-based airline said the missile was far from the plane and the aircraft's route was unaffected.

The North Korean missile was sacked very high up, reaching an altitude of 4,475 kilometers (2,780 miles) before falling back into the Sea of Japan about 950 kilometers (600 miles) from where it was launched.

Cathay Pacific flight CX893 was making its way over Japan when Pyongyang fired the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile.

Analysts say it is unclear whether the missile survived re-entry into the earth's atmosphere or could successfully deliver a warhead to its target - key technological hurdles for Pyongyang.

The launch of the Hwasong-15, the missile North Korea tested last Wednesday.

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Regardless of whether or not the test failed on re-entry, the newest missile represents a technological breakthrough for the regime. "It's a research and development effort on their part to continue building ballistic missiles that could threaten everywhere in the world".

As tensions surged, US Senator Lindsey Graham, an influential Republican and foreign policy hawk, warned that the US was moving closer to "preemptive war" with the North.

"The president has said, "We'll take care of it"-not the United Nations, not China-'We'll take care of it.' My hope is that North Korea will realize he is serious about this".

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