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