The FBI is “aware of” an American Airlines’ pilot report that a UFO was seen flying over Northeast New Mexico, according to Fox News, while his encounter was caught on recorded audio on a blog, Deep Blue Horizon.
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American Airlines pilot sees a UFO, audio reveals
Flight 2292 left Cincinnati at 11:22 a.m. and reached Phoenix at 1:42 p.m., but somewhere over New Mexico, the pilot observed something unusual and wanted to know what it was.
At approximately 1:19 p.m. CST, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 2292 reported, “Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us,” according to a radio transmission recorded by a blogger, Steve Douglass.
The pilot said in the radio transmission, “I hate to say this — looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing moving really fast. It went right over the top of us.”
On Tuesday, American Airlines confirmed the alleged ‘UFO’ audio transmission was from flight 2292, Fox News reported. A statement from American Airlines said they could confirm this radio transmission was from Flight 2292 after a debrief with their Flight Crew. However, it referred further questions to the FBI.
FBI is aware of the incident
“The FBI is aware of the reported incident,” spokesperson Frank Connor wrote in an email. “Our policy is to neither confirm nor deny investigations. The FBI works continuously with our federal, state, local, and tribal partners to share intelligence and protect the public. Anyone who is aware of suspicious or criminal activity should contact their local law enforcement agency or the FBI.”
According to FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor, the Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers didn’t see any object in the area on their radarscopes.
Dr. Lynne Kitei with The Phoenix Lights Network said the fact that it was a pilot and those are trained observers, tells you something. She has little information about UFOs as she’s one of the most active voices on the Phoenix Lights Phenomenon. She had captured pictures of cylindrical objects in the East Valley herself 20 years back.
Although Kitei said those pictures looked similar to the one the pilot was talking about. But she didn’t know what they were.
Scott Stearns, director of public affairs at White Sands Missile Range said the range did not conduct any tests on Sunday and they never tested in that area. Stearns said he has also talked to the Holloman Air Force Base but they had nothing at all up there.
The Holloman Air Force Base is home to the world’s longest and fastest test track, according to its website.
However, the FBI in New Mexico did not promptly answer a request for comment.
Also, in 2018, pilots saw a strange object in the skies north of Tucson, according to an FAA recording.