AviationWarning follows sighting of explosive end of DPRK missile

Did Cathay crew encounter North Korean missile?

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Did Cathay crew encounter North Korean missile?
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On November 29, a North Korean missile ended up in Japanese waters after flying higher than any other the North had previously tested.

Cathay Pacific has confirmed to the BBC that crew witnessed, "what is suspected to be the re-entry" into the earth's atmosphere of the last week's North Korean missile test.

The company said no flight routes were currently being modified as a result of the North Korean tests.

On November 29, a North Korean missile ended up in Japanese waters after flying higher than any other the North had previously tested.

According to the South China Morning Post, Cathay's general manager of operations Mark Hoey told staff in a message that "today the crew of CX893 reported, 'Be advised, we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and fall apart near our current location'".

The launch was reportedly also witnessed by two South Korean aircraft en route to Seoul from the US, the BBC reported.

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