The Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI said Tuesday they are investigating reports from airline pilots that someone was flying in a jetpack as they approached Los Angeles International Airport to land last weekend. At least two airline crews approaching the airport Sunday evening reported seeing the jet pack flying in the path of incoming jets. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told the Times that agents at the airport were investigating after the pilot reported the incident to the control tower. The airspace around LAX is some of the busiest and most complex in the United States.
What makes the reports even stranger is that like a scene out of The Rocketeer the airliners were descending through 3000 feet when jetpack guy showed up next to them.Two airline flight crews reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jumbo jet pack as they were on their final approaches to LAX around 635 p.m. PDT Sunday the FAA said.
The FBI is aware of the reports by pilots on Sunday and is working to determine what occurred the agency said in a statement. American authorities were probing pilots reports that they saw a man flying a jet pack similar to one pictured in this 2018 image from Cannes France. As if 2020 couldn’t get any weirder airline pilots landing at Los Angeles airport LAX on Sunday August 30th reported seeing a guy in a black and white jetpack flying about 300 yards off their wing while on final approach to the bustling airport. Commercial pilots are accustomed to sharing the sky with birds or more recently drones but on Sunday two pilots reported a novel sighting at 3000 feet approaching Los Angeles Int Airport a man wearing a black suit and carrying a black backpack. Tower American 1997.
We just passed the guy in the jetpack the pilot of American Airlines Flight 1997 from Philadelphia told air traffic control. The exchange was captured and posted by LiveATC.net which shares live and archived recordings of air-traffic control radio transmissions.