LOS ANGELES (AP) – FBI is investigating what a commercial airline pilot said could have been a person in flight with a jetpack, high in the busy sky near Los International Airport Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the pilot of the Boeing 747 sent a radio to report “a possible jetpack man in sight” at around 6:12 p.m. Wednesday, according to a recording from the LiveATC website.
The pilot spotted an object that might have looked like a jetpack 15 miles east of LAX at 5,000 feet above sea level, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told the newspaper. “Out of caution, air traffic controllers alerted other pilots nearby.”
“Watch out, the jetpack guy is back,” an air traffic alert said.
“Did you see a UFO? An air traffic controller asked a pilot.
“We were looking but didn’t see Iron Man,” replied the pilot.
The FBI is working with the FAA to investigate the report, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told The Times in an email. The agency has already looked at three other possible jetpacks in the skies over Los Angeles and “was unable to validate any of the reports,” she said.
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