FAA halted US flights after North Korea’s latest missile launch

FAA halted US flights after North Korea’s latest missile launch


The Federal Aviation Authority confirmed Tuesday that it temporarily grounded flights across parts of the West Coast after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile.

The missile was estimated to travel more than 435 miles into the Hermit Kingdom’s eastern sea, reaching a maximum altitude of nearly 40 miles at up to 10 times the speed of sound, according to South Korea’s military.

It appeared to be even more advanced than a “hypersonic” one the north launched less than a week ago, sparking international condemnation and a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

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News of the launch immediately sparked FAA orders for a ground stop at airports across the West Coast, which is closest to North Korea.

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