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Guy In Jetpack Greets Incoming Planes At LAX, Prompts FBI Inquiry

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FILE: An entertainer with a jet pack performs before the Formula One Grand Prix of France in 2018. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Air travel during the pandemic is already a somewhat surreal experience. There's the odd passenger wearing a full gas mask, eerily empty airports, the absence of regular flight attendant rounds.

And now you can add the sight of a person floating outside an airplane window to the list of oddities.

The flying man wasn't a coronavirus-induced hallucination or a pilot's flashback to the 1984 Olympics. Remember that?

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FILE: A performer wearing a space-age jetpack stuns the crowd during the opening day of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. (Tony Duffy/Getty Images)
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This incident — which we don't have photos of — occurred at LAX on Sunday. The pilots of an American Airlines flight called into the tower to report passing a "guy in a jet pack" at an altitude of about 3,000 feet.

The air-traffic controller responded, "Only in L.A."

At least one other pilot aboard a Southwest Airlines flight also spotted the flying man, and an FAA spokesperson confirmed the sighting, too.

The FBI is reportedly aware of the incident and looking into it.

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