‘Guy In A Jetpack’

Written by on September 3, 2020

A pilot at LAX airport reported to officials that he saw a “guy in a jetpack” flying at least 3,000 feet in the air, and now the FBI is investigating the alleged sighting, which is not only dangerous, but illegal. On Sunday night (Aug. 30), an American Airlines pilot claimed to have seen what appeared to be a man flying with a jetpack on. He communicated a call to the control tower, stating, “Tower, American 1997. We just passed a guy in a jet pack.” The tower operators responded, “American 1997, OK, thank you. Were they off to your left or right side?” The pilot replied, “Off the left side, maybe 300 yards or so, about our altitude.” In addition, a second pilot from Jet Blue Airways called into the tower as well, warning another pilot about the sighting. They said, “We just saw the guy pass us by in the jet pack.” At one point, the air traffic controller blurted out, “Only in L.A.” On Tuesday, speaking on the multiple reports, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller stated that agents at LAX were investigating. In a statement via the agency, they confirmed, “The FBI is aware of the reports by pilots on Sunday and is working to determine what occurred.” Furthermore, Ian Gregor, of the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed as well, adding, “Two airline flight crews reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack as they were on their final approach to LAX around 6:35 p.m. Sunday. The FAA alerted local law enforcement to the reports and is looking into these reports.”

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