Just the Facts:
On September 15th, North Korea launched another missile, for the first time crossing over Japanese landmass. This one flew for 19 minutes, flew 2300 miles, and was likely a variant of the Hwasong-12 missile.
With the extended range, it puts more airspace at risk from debris fields. Once can reasonably exclude quite a bit of this airspace, as all launches are easterly.
This launch passed over the airways below off the coast of Japan:
Continued caution should be taken in oceanic airspace west of North Korea.
For more reading, read our post on the missiles specific to the Sea of Japan:
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