18:55 GMT28 October 2020
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    On Wednesday, airline pilots approaching California’s Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) once again had to contend with what they described as a man in a “jetpack” flying outside their aircraft.

    At about 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the pilots of a Chinese Airlines flight radioed the air traffic control tower at LAX about 7 miles northwest of the airport to inform them of a puzzling sight.

    “We just saw flying object like a flight suit, jetpack, by US 6,000 … like a jetpack. Too shiny, too fast,” the pilot said, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles, which listened to a recording of the exchange.

    ​Airport officials and the Federal Aviation Administration gave no further information to local outlets.

    The incident is the second in as many months in which a man flying in a jetpack was reported by airline pilots on approach to Los Angeles.

    On August 30, pilots on two different aircraft reported seeing “a guy in a jetpack” flying at an altitude of roughly 3,000 feet near their flight paths. As Sputnik reported, the FBI opened a case on the bizarre incident, but as more and more evidence flows in, including purported footage of the “jetpack man” flying over a nearby Los Angeles neighborhood earlier in August, no conclusions have yet been drawn.

    The Los Angeles Times reported the FBI was also looking into the Wednesday incident.


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