The FBI have started an investigation after pilot reports seeing a man wearing a jet pack flying 3000 feet above Los Angeles
The FBI is investigating following the sighting from two pilots on separate flights near LAX Airport on Sunday in California.
US media outlets including Global247news have obtained a recording of communications between the pilots and air traffic control, which revealed details of the incident.
In the recording, one pilot says: “Tower, American 1997. We just passed a guy in a jet pack.”
The controller responds: “America 1997, okay – were they off to your left side or right side?”
Just a few seconds later, another Captain tells the tower: “We just saw the guy pass by us in a jet pack.”
The controller then tells the pilot of a JetBlue flight to “use caution”, adding: “Person in a jet pack reported 300 yards south of the LA final at about 3,000ft.”
An unidentified person then says: “Only in LA.”
America’s aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed the sighting.
In a statement , it said: “Two airline flight crews reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack as they were on their final approaches to LAX around 6.35pm (local time) [on] Sunday.
“The FAA alerted local law enforcement to the reports, and is looking into these reports.”
The FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office also confirmed it was aware of the sighting and is investigating, NBC News reported.
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