Airline Pilot Landing At LAX Report "A Guy In Jetpack" Flying Alongside The Aircraft - Aero World

Multiple pilots landing at LAX reported a jetpack flying alongside them. Photo: Emirates

Multiple airlines pilots landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, August 30th, reported seeing "a guy in a jetpack" flying near their wing while they were on the final approach.

The guy in a jetpack was seen by American Airlines pilots at first. After that, Southwest pilots also confirmed the sighting around 300 yards away from the.

Fox 11 initially broke this story and even shared the air traffic control audio clips which you can listen to here:



 
According to their report:

American Flight 1997: "Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack."

Fox 11 also reported that a Skywest pilot confirmed the sighting:

Skywest Flight: "We just saw the guy passing by us in the jetpack."

Then the ATC alerted an incoming Jet Blue flight t be cautious to the reported hazard.

Another pilot chimed in: "Only in LA."


What makes the news even more strange is that the airliners were descending through 3,000 feet when the jetpack guy showed up around 300 yards next to them.

The airspace around LAX is one of the busiest and most complexes in the United States. Having some guy barreling through the skies in a jetpack around the approach path to the airport is very dangerous.


Photo: Wikicommons

Many of us feel, Is it even possible to fly a jetpack that high? Common sense would say no, but it’s multiple airline pilots reporting it, with "visual flight rules" meaning plenty of visibility, and it wasn't that dark yet.

According to Fox 11, two retired pilots who currently teach and consult on aviation safety also said that they would absolutely believe the pilot in that situation, given their "trained eyes" and visual awareness.

This incident is under investigation.

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