Watching last year what appeared to be a man using a jet-propelled plane (Jetpack) and flying over Los Angeles, United States, generated so much mystery that it prompted the FBI, the US Federal Police, to investigate the case.
Now, investigators have claimed that the flying figure may not have been a man, but a group of balloons.
Pictures taken by police from a helicopter show what appear to be Halloween decorations taking off and taking off. More specifically, the flying object looks like a representation of the character Jack Skellington from the movie Jack’s strange world, Tim Burton.
Since last year, three commercial airline pilots have reported seeing what appears to be a “person wearing a jet bag” fly 915 meters over Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
“We just passed a guy in a jet bag,” one pilot told air traffic controllers in August 2020.
The console replied, “It’s not every day you hear this!”
Recommending that the pilot be careful about the situation, the observer added: “It could only be in Los Angeles (Los Angeles)”.
In October 2020, another crew reported seeing a Jetpack Flying northwest of LAX.
In July of this year, a Boeing 747 pilot reported a third sighting.
After more than a year of investigation, the FAA said it was unable to find any other witnesses who saw the flying object.
“The FAA worked closely with the FBI to investigate all sightings of the jet aircraft,” an FAA spokesperson said. So far, none of these scenes have been verified.”
“One possible hypothesis is that the pilots saw balloons.”
However, jet propeller manufacturers were skeptical of this possibility, since most of these devices could not carry enough fuel to fly for more than a few minutes – even more so to reach more than 900 metres.
Former American Airlines captain Mark Weiss said it was unusual for balloons to be in the plane’s path – and that could pose some risks.
“If it comes towards you, you may need to make a sudden maneuver – putting passengers at risk,” he told the BBC, adding that another problem could occur if the balloon contained metal parts that could “destroy the engine”.
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