The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an American Airlines pilot reported seeing a mystery person in a jetpack flying high above Los Angeles, right in the path of incoming jets at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday evening.
“The FBI is aware of the reports by pilots on Sunday and is working to determine what occurred,” a spokesperson said on Tuesday.
A second pilot also saw it.
The pilot reported via radio to the control tower seeing a “guy in a jetpack” as he was approaching LAX at about 3,000 feet and ten miles out for a landing.
However, the question here arises if the jetpacks can fly that high – 3,000 feet.
The pilot estimated the jetpack was only about 300 yards out of his window.
The FAA said they turned the report over to the LAPD for investigation, possibly trying to locate the person via a helicopter or ground patrol.
According to the LAPD, they did receive information from the FAA the day of the incident and did a flyover in the area and were not able to locate anyone that matched that description.
For now, it’s a mystery on many levels. Maybe it was a mylar balloon or a small helicopter. Years ago a man in a lawn chair flew aloft with dozens of helium balloons tied to it.