‘Jetpack man’ haunts pilots again — Analysis
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a probe into yet another alleged encounter near Los Angeles International Airport this week, after a pilot preparing to land alerted the control tower about an object that resembled a person flying a jetpack.
“We heard that the jetpack man is back,”Fox 11 obtained audio from Saturday to hear an air traffic controller say these words. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed that the statement was accurate. “airline pilot reported seeing an object that might have resembled a jetpack 15 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport’”On Thursday, around 2:45 pm
“The FAA has worked closely with the FBI to investigate every reported jetpack sighting,”The agency also noted 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.”Los Angeles Police Department released an actual video in November 2021 of a human-shaped inflatable balloon. It was captured by a helicopter police after one of many sightings.
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