04 Dec '17, 9am

Cathay Pacific reports sighting of North Korea's missile test last week

Cathay Pacific reports sighting of North Korea's missile test last week

HONG KONG - The crew of a Cathay Pacific flight from San Francisco has reported a sighting of what was suspected to be the re-entry of the new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tested by North Korea last week. Flight trackers show that passenger flight CX893 was over Japan when the new Hwasong-15 was launched from a site to the north of Pyongyang at around 3am (North Korean time) on Nov 29. At least one other Cathay Pacific plane - cargo-carrying CX096 - was in the region at the time, reported South China Morning Post. The North Korean missile flew for 53 minutes before falling into the body of water separating the Korean peninsula and Japan. In a message on a staff online communication platform, Cathay Pacific's general manager of operations Mark Hoey said: "Today (date unspecified) the crew of CX893 reported, 'Be advised, we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and...

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