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Was the North Korean missile temporarily halting air traffic on the US West Coast?

Fact: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered all flights currently scheduled to land at US West Coast airports to land at 2:30 pm Monday, local time. Within fifteen minutes, the order was withdrawn. Temporary suspension of air traffic in the United States usually occurs only during extreme weather conditions. The latter was not the case: the weather was fine.

An FAA official later told Reuters news agency that the move was related to “initial reports of events in the region.” The FAA does not talk about it in detail, but the logical explanation is the hypersonic test only. Sliding missileE. by North Korea at the time.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is currently intensifying his country’s missile program, listing South Korea, Japan and the United States as potential targets. The strict communist dictatorship was reported in the usual successful fashion by the state media as a “successful test” by a missile allegedly hitting a planned target at sea thousands of kilometers away.

It seems that this latest generation of North Korean missiles could reach the west coast of the United States at a distance of 8,000 kilometers. Unlike the ‘old-fashioned’ ballistic missile, the Hypersonic skating missile The path is not predictable, so it is very difficult to track and intercept. The speed of this type is Mach 5 (6,200 km / h), so the missile can hit Seattle or San Francisco in an hour. North Korea has nuclear weapons and can equip its own missiles with nuclear weapons.

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