Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test

Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test

Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test

News of Singapore Airlines' change followed a crew on board a Cathay Pacific aircraft seeing a North Korean missile blow up over the Sea of Japan last week.

Singapore Airlines changed the route of its Seoul-Los Angeles flights in July due to concerns over North Korean missiles, Singapore's Channel NewsAsia reported Tuesday.

Korea's flag carrier Korean Air said that although it had not yet taken steps to change flight paths, it is carefully monitoring the situation, stressing that its current flight paths pose "absolutely no danger to passenger safety". A decision on whether its planes should avoid the Sea of Japan is also "taken every day".

Minutes later, the pilot of another Korean Air plane reported seeing a similar flash of light, airline spokesman Cho Hyun-mook said, as cited by AP.

Flight 893 was en route from San Francisco to Hong Kong when the crew saw what it believes to be a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, break up, and fall out of the sky.

The U.S. military reportedly detected preparations for North Korea's most recent missile launch at least 72 hours prior, according to The Diplomat, citing U.S. intelligence sources.

On 29 November North Korea it said could reach anywhere in the US.

It joins a growing group of airlines who have re-routed planes because of Pyongyang's more frequent launches. Although questions remain as to the platform's ability to survive reentry, as well as the targeting apparatus North Korea employs in their long-range missile platforms, a looming concern persists: could the United States actually shoot down a barrage of nuclear tipped missiles coming our way?

European airlines Lufthansa and Air France-KLM shifted their paths in August after two North Korean test launches in July.

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