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On April 28, 2017, in another blustering threat against the United States, North Korea “test” launched a single Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Pukchang Airfield in Sunchon City, South Pyongan Province.
This is an account of what happened to the missile.
Ankit Panda and Dave Schmerler report for The Diplomat, Jan. 3, 2018, that the missilefailed shortly after launch and crashed into the populated city of Tokchon, causing considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings.
According to a U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s weapons programs who spoke to The Diplomat, the missile never flew higher than 43.5 miles (70 km). Its first stage engines failed after approximately one minute of powered flight, resulting in catastrophic failure. The location of the missile’s eventual impact can be independently corroborated in commercially available satellite imagery from April and May 2017.
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