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  North Korean Rocket Launch Fails: US Officials
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Last EditedRP  Apr 12, 2012 07:35pm
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AuthorALYSSA NEWCOMB, LUIS MARTINEZ and MARTHA RADDATZ
News DateFriday, April 13, 2012 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAn anticipated missile launch by North Korea failed today when the country fired a long-range test rocket in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions and an agreement with the United States.

The 90-ton rocket launched at 6:39 p.m. EDT, but U.S. officials tell ABC News that 81 seconds into the launch, there was a substantially larger than expected flare and by ten minutes after launch, the rocket was no longer on several radar screens, including those of the National Military Command Center tracking system at the Pentagon.

U.S. officials say the missile is believed to have crashed into the sea on a southerly track, one official said debris did not fall near populated areas.

The South Korean Defense Ministry said the rocket "broke apart and fell in pieces several minutes after lift-off."
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