Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Only in L.A.

The skies above LAX had unexpected congestion on Sunday.

The cockpit crew of an American Airlines flight notified the airport tower  that they had encountered a very identifiable flying object.
“Tower, American 1997. We just passed a guy in a jet pack,” the first American Airlines pilot states in a call to the control tower. 
“American 1997, OK, thank you. Were they off to your left or right side?” the tower operator answers. 
“Off the left side, maybe 300 yards or so, about our altitude,” the pilot responds.
The the tower heard from a Jet Blue flight.
“We just saw the guy pass us by in the jet pack,” a second pilot from Jet Blue Airways then tells the tower, which warned another pilot about the sighting. 
“Only in L.A.,” the air traffic controller says at one point.

The FBI is on the hunt for the errant aviator.  The FAA is also investigating. As for me, I hope the guy does a D.B. Cooper and vanishes into folklore.

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