Airliner Got Unexpected View of Latest N. Korean Missile

 

North Korea's most recent missile test had some unintended witnesses: the crew of an airliner on its way from San Francisco to Hong Kong. 

It seems the Cathay Pacific passenger jet was over Japan on Nov. 29 when its crew saw the North Korean ballistic missile re-enter the atmosphere and crash into the Sea of Japan, reports the Guardian

"Be advised, we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and fall apart near our current location," said the chief pilot, using the acronym for North Korea, per the South China Morning Post. The crew advised air traffic controllers in Japan, but their jet was far enough away that no course changes were necessary. It turns out that a Cathay Pacific cargo jet was even closer to the missile, though it was unclear whether that crew had seen it as well.

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