LOS ANGELES (CN) — The FBI has launched an investigation into reports that a pilot landing an airplane at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday was greeted by a person flying around with a jet pack.
An American Airlines pilot landing at LAX on Sunday around 6:30 p.m. notified the control tower of the man and said, “We just passed a guy in a jet pack.”
According to news reports, the unidentified person was flying at an altitude of 3,000 feet and flew past the airplane.
In a circulated audio log, a Southwest Airlines pilot said they also passed the person in the jet pack around the same time.
Air traffic control notified a JetBlue pilot of the man “with a jet pack reported 300 yards south” of the runway.
“Only in LA,” the air traffic controller said.
“Two airline flight crews reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack as they were on their final approaches to LAX around 6:35 p.m. PDT Sunday,” a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said. “The FAA alerted local law enforcement to the reports, and the FAA is looking into these reports.”