LISTEN: American Airlines Pilot Tells Control Tower 'We Just Passed a Guy in a Jetpack'

RADIO.COM Staff
September 01, 2020 - 5:18 pm

The pilot of an American Airlines flight coming in to land at LAX had a surprising message for ground controllers after he spotted something very unusual at an altitude of about 3,000 feet Sunday.

"We just passed a guy in a jetpack," the pilot can be heard saying in the audio below.

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According to the LA Times, the FBI has launched an investigation into the incident. At least two different pilots from two different airlines said they saw a man with a jetpack including Jet Blue Airways.

"FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Tuesday that agents at LAX were investigating after the pilot reported the incident to the control tower," the LA Times story reported.

The tower then warned other planes in the area to watch out for the jet-packer and nobody actually reported any problems.

At last word, the person hadn't been tracked down yet -- but if he is found, he could face some serious charges.

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