As you know, North Korea launched a new missile test last week that was their biggest missile tested yet. That has certainly caused a lot of issues around the world, but can you imagine if you had actually seen this from your aircraft?
Wow! Airline Crew Says They Saw the North Korean Missile
According to a Cathay Pacific crew, they did see the missile and had reported, “Be advised, we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and fall apart near our current location.”
This was from the crew on Cathay Pacific flight CX893 from San Francisco to Hong Kong. They issued a statement that said, “Though the flight was far from the event location, the crew advised Japan ATC (Air Traffic Control) according to procedures. Operation remained normal and was not affected.”
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The airlines have said that, at the moment, they have no plans to adjust routes. I imagine these crews see a lot but I am sure this was one of the most disturbing things to see. According to Cathay Pacific in their plotting of the route and launch, their aircraft was at least a few hundred miles away, laterally.
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