No links yet, but that’s the screaming headline at ABC News. Their story should be up momentarily. I’ll update below as the wires start moving. An obvious question right out of the chute: Did the launch fail on the pad or in mid-flight? Remember, they launched a long-range (Taepodong) in 2006 too and that one failed after 42 seconds in the air and crashed into the Sea of Japan within two minutes.
Needless to say, if this thing crash-landed on the territory of any neighboring countries, then the world has itself a “situation.” Stand by.
Update: Here’s the ABC story now. They achieved lift-off, but apparently not much else: