Jetpack pilot was spotted near LA airport
This is the second time an unidentified flying object is seen in Los Angeles airspace. According to the audio recording, between the China Airlines pilot and the dispatcher, it was a man in a jetpack.
The pilot reported that the man was maneuvering 6,000 feet around Culver City / Crenshaw.
"A China Airlines crew reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack at an approximate altitude of 6,000 feet, about seven miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport," the FAA said in a statement.
The man was seen around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
#JetPack Audio of pilot of 777 from China to LAX as they spotted a man in a jetpack at 6000 ft. Radar tracking puts the plane around Culver City/Crenshaw area at that time. @FOXLA Audio Courtesy @liveatc pic.twitter.com/OQBBiN9uqa— Kevin Takumi (@KevinTakumi) October 14, 2020
A similar incident occurred in September, but then the UFO was gliding at an altitude of 3,000 feet.
The FBI said an investigation was underway.
"The FBI is in contact with the FAA and is investigating multiple reports of what, according to witnesses, appeared to be an individual in a jetpack near LAX, including one today reported by a China Airlines crew," FBI Los Angeles Field Office spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Wednesday.