• Bloomberg


The nation’s aviation bureau mistakenly reported a North Korean missile launch as it sought damage reports from airports after the biggest earthquake in the western part of the country since 1995.

The bureau sent the prewritten email alert to 87 airport offices after the temblor hit at 5:33 a.m. Saturday, the Transportation Ministry said in a statement. The message was retracted at 5:39 a.m., and it may have caused a delay as long as four minutes to one flight, according to the statement.

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