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Two Pilots Sight a Flying Man at 3000 Feet, Prompt Probe

In normal cases, the airspace is always monitored for the safety of everyone. Most cases the pilots are known to spot birds and probably manned or unmanned drones.

On Sunday 30th August, two pilots approaching Los Angeles International Airport spotted a flying man on a jet pack. The first pilot raised the air controller and reported--"Tower, American1997, we just passed a guy in a jet pack". American 1997 being the code name for the plane the pilot was riding.

“Were they off to your left side or right side?” the controller asked. The pilot said the person was 300 yards to the plane’s left.

Minutes later the second pilot raised the air traffic controller with a similar message. These two cases have raised heightened fear for the airspace users and security agencies.

The American FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident. American Airlines declined to identify the pilot, referring inquiries to the F.A.A. A JetBlue official would not comment.

The recorded audio between the pilots and the air traffic controller was archived and can be listened through the by clicking here.

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