Just another UFO sighting?
Well, this time no one has been able to offer even a slice of rational explanation – and the airline said it’s not touching this one; ask the FBI.
An American Airlines passenger jet on a Cincinnati-to-Phoenix route Sunday crossed paths with something resembling a cruise missile, according to the pilot.
Flight 2292 was over northeastern New Mexico – only about 200 miles from Roswell, N.M., by the way – when the pilot said in a radio transmission:
“Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us.
“I hate to say this but it 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.”
The words were recorded on the Deep Black Horizon blog run by Steve Douglass.
“Following a debrief with our flight crew and additional information received, we can confirm this radio transmission was from American Airlines Flight 2292 on Feb. 21,” said American Airlines spokesman Derek Walls.
“For any additional questions on this, we encourage you to reach out to the FBI.”
The FBI had no immediate response.
The White Sands Missile Range, in southern New Mexico, is described as the Department of Defense’s “largest, fully-instrumented, open air range.” The range did not respond to a Fox News request for comment Tuesday.
While reports of UFO sightings are common, pilots are finding increased attention recently.
In February 2018, two pilots were reported to have seen an object beaming light at about 50,000 feet in eastern Arizona, the Arizona Republic reported.
And, according to a New York Times report, in 2014-15, Navy pilots encountered UFOs traveling at hypersonic speeds at 30,000 feet.