Home » World

A failed North Korean missile crashed in its own city this year

05 January, 2018, 14:11 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • The test took place in April last year

One such missile reportedly hit one of North Korean cities minutes after it was launched.

North Korea reportedly launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile in April of previous year that failed a few seconds into flight and came crashing down on a North Korean city.

The source told The Diplomat the rocket's flight only lasted one minute before an engine malfunction caused it to crash.

As per new data received, it has been learned that the missile had crashed in the city of Tokchon, around 90 miles north of the secretive communist country's capital, Pyongyang.

The Daily Mail noted that the city of Tokchon is inhabited by about 200,000 people.

A Google image of the site where The Diplomat says a failed missile came crashing to earth. The second image seems to show a crater and damages to the structure that did not exist in the first screenshot.

A "US government source" reportedly claims North Korea hit one of its own cities in a failed missile launch previous year.

A ground-to-ground intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 is test-launched at an undisclosed location, according to this photo released on May 15, 2017, by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Dr Baker, an adviser to Reagan during the Cold War, claimed North Korea is taking "considerable" risks, which could see a missile veering off course and hitting the wrong target.

Kim Jong Un conducted 16 missile tests since February 2017, firing 23 various missiles.

Despite North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's recent boast about his nuclear button, a newer report has revealed that there might be some grave errors hiding behind the country's attempt at keeping up appearances.

The aggressive missile tests in the past few years have escalated tensions in the political arena between Pyongyang and Washington.

However, the cold relationship between South Korea and the North showed signs of thawing in the beginning of 2018.

In the weeks after the failed April 28 launch one of three failures in that month - the Hwasong-12 enjoyed a successful launch on May 14. That missile, which North Korea claims can reach the United States, also reportedly failed and broke up on re-entry.

It was reported Wednesday that Kim had opened a border hotline to his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, restoring a direct channel of dialogue, which had been non-existent since the latter got elected previous year.

Recommended:

  • Health Officials Say Residents Should Consider Flu Shot

    Health Officials Say Residents Should Consider Flu Shot

    If your symptoms are definitely more in line with flu but you're not in the high risk groups, Dr. According to CDC experts, every year flu viruses mutate and sometimes that mutation is fast.
    Takeaways From Kim Jong-un's 2018 New Year's Address

    Takeaways From Kim Jong-un's 2018 New Year's Address

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly expressed his hope that the North will participate in the Winter Games. Asked to comment on Kim's speech, U.S.
    LG Showcases The World's Largest (88-inch) & Highest Resolution (8K) OLED Display

    LG Showcases The World's Largest (88-inch) & Highest Resolution (8K) OLED Display

    The show starts on 9 January, with press conferences and coverage to be found on Pocket-lint from a few days beforehand. With over 33 million pixels at their disposal, the TV would certainly provide users with plenty of resolution to enjoy.
  • Orrin Hatch to Retire from Senate, Opening Path for Mitt Romney

    Orrin Hatch to Retire from Senate, Opening Path for Mitt Romney

    Senator Orrin Hatch abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday, which immediately had people speculating about his replacement. Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thanked Hatch for his service in a statement posted to his Facebook page.
    'I said Yas!': Paris Hilton gets engaged in Aspen

    'I said Yas!': Paris Hilton gets engaged in Aspen

    Hilton and Zylka made their relationship Instagram official the day after her birthday, February 18, 2017. So dedicated, loyal, loving & kindhearted.
    United Kingdom  factory growth cools in December from four-year highs - PMI

    United Kingdom factory growth cools in December from four-year highs - PMI

    The latest economic growth rate is a tick lower than the 6.9 percent growth in the previous three-month period. The Caixin China General Services Business Activity Index will be published on Thursday.
  • Apple Eases Code Development For App Store Devs With Buddybuild Acquisition

    This is the second big acquisition by Apple in less than a month , after it acquired the music discovery app Shazam last month . Apple set a new record for App Store sales on New Year's Day, thanks to a 25 percent increase from the same day a year earlier.

    "Padmavati" Now "Padmavat", Cleared With 5 Changes Even Including A Song!

    The CBFC has also urged the makers to modify the song ' Ghoomar' to make the depiction befitting the character being displayed. Further, a modification has been suggested in the "incorrect/misleading reference to historical places ", Joshi said.
    Indian Medical Association Goes On Strike, Protesting National Medical Commission Bill

    Indian Medical Association Goes On Strike, Protesting National Medical Commission Bill

    Similarly in Karnataka, hundreds of private hospitals shut their OPDs to protest against the NMC Bill, 2017. The IMA statement said the Bill bestows such widespread power to the Board that it was liable to be misused.
  • Game Of Thrones Final Season Debuts In 2019

    An announcement from USA premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018. After all, a final season airing January 1, 2019 is a rather different for fans than one airing December 31, 2019.

    Winston throws late TD pass, Buccaneers beat Saints 31-24

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will end the 2017 season at home Sunday afternoon when they take on the New Orleans Saints. The Bucs came up empty on their next drive but special teams would come up huge as Tampa Bay punted the ball away.
    Crash of Light Plane in Costa Rica Kills 12

    Crash of Light Plane in Costa Rica Kills 12

    Cubillo also reportedly described the pilot, Juan Manuel Retana, as an experienced professional. An investigation into the cause of the crash will begin first thing Monday, Solis said.


Popular

Country says USA military aid suspension 'counterproductive'
But it could end up backfiring by diminishing the cooperation between the US and Pakistan to combat terror groups in the region. Pressure from the US also resulted in a buildup of Pakistani military presence along the border with Afghanistan.

Khloé Kardashian Reveals When She'll Announce Her Baby's Sex & Talks Pregnancy Cravings!
I'm also eating differently - of course, I have cravings, but I want to make sure I'm supplying my baby with the proper nutrients. After people learn that a woman is pregnant, she is able to get all kinds of excuses for her looks, her behavior and more.

MPs call for 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups
Even when consumers place coffee cups in recycling bins, there's now no way for recycling plants to recycle them. You may not know it, but taxpayers (you and me) pay for 90 % of the cost incurred disposing of coffee cups.

Trump Accuses 'Deep State' DOJ of Ignoring Clinton Aide Huma Abedin
Republicans are eager to make progress before attention shifts to the November midterm elections. At home, Trump is hoping for more legislative achievements after his success on cutting taxes.

America's United Nations ambassador dismisses proposed North-South Korea talks
Haley pushed back on the regime's claim that Iranian enemies somehow manufactured the protests. "I don't think we should be silent".

Chocolate Could Go Extinct in 40 Years
And the two West African nations that produce over half of the world's chocolate - Ghana and Ivory Coast - would feel the heat. Forbes reports that cacao plants, the natural source of chocolate , are in danger due to climate change and fungal disease .

Sexy Is Back: Justin Timberlake Announces New Album, 'Man Of The Woods'
Timberlake tweeted Monday that his new album, " Man of the Woods ", is coming on February 2 and said , "It's personal ". The Grammy Award-winning singer plans to drop his new track from Man of the Woods this Friday (Jan. 5).

Right now, the moon is very very full (7 photos)
In February, Elon Musk-owned SpaceX announced that it would be sending paying tourists to the moon in flights as early as 2018. The moon is set to reach its perigee, at a distance of 3.56 lakh km from the earth, at 3.34 am and will set around 7.54 am.

Wind Chill Warnings/Advisories continue across our area into Tuesday morning
Wind chills today are expected to be dangerously cold through the rest of the day and again overnight into Tuesday morning. A low pressure system moves by offshore and gives us a chance for snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Sky Tower fireworks welcome 2018 with a bang
Spectacular fireworks have lit up the skies in Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere in Asia as revellers rang in 2018. Authorities throughout China were also on high alert for stampedes or terror attacks at large public gatherings.