‘Jetpack man’ haunts pilots again — Analysis
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launched a probe into a plane that was just about to land at Los Angeles International Airport. The object looked like a jetpack-wielding pilot.
“We heard that the jetpack man is back,” an air traffic controller is heard saying in audio obtained by Fox 11 on Saturday. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in a statement, confirmed that the an “airline pilot reported seeing an object that might have resembled a jetpack 15 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport”Around 2:45pm Thursday
“The FAA has worked closely with the FBI to investigate every reported jetpack sighting,”The agency noted, however that “so far, none of these sightings have been verified.”
First spotted in August 2020 over Los Angeles International Airport – one of the most crowded airspaces in the world – the alleged elusive jetpacker has bewildered aviation and law enforcement authorities alike, with both the FAA and FBI coming up empty after extended investigations.
This week, the aviation watchdog reiterated that “one working theory is that pilots might have seen balloons.” In November 2021, Los Angeles Police Department indeed released a video of a human-shaped inflatable balloon, resembling Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, captured by a police helicopter following one of multiple sightings.
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