Pilot reports unknown flying ‘object’ in American Airlines audio of close encounter, 20 Feb 2021

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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Pilot reports unknown flying ‘object’ in airline audio of close encounter
    ''An unidentified flying object reportedly whizzed past an American Airlines passenger flight over New Mexico in a close encounter captured in a radio transmission from the pilot.

    The incident happened around 1 p.m. local time on Sunday, while American Airlines flight 2292 was en route from Hebron, Ky., to Phoenix, Ariz.

    A 15-second audio clip captures the pilot’s excited voice as he tries to make sense of something he spotted above the clouds during the flight.

    “Do you have any targets up here?” he says over the radio. “We just had something go over the top of us that — I hate to say this — looked like a long cylindrical object.”

    The pilot describes the object as a “cruise missile type of thing” that was “moving really fast.”

    He adds that the object “went right over the top of us.”
     
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    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us, @dotr!
    It's wild up there!
     
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    American Airlines not denying possible UFO spotting, says: 'Talk to the FBI'
    "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," an American Airlines spokesperson told Fox News in a statement. "For any additional questions on this, we encourage you to reach out to the FBI."

    The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

    Flight 2292 was around 37,000 feet at the time of the sighting, and Albuquerque Center did not respond because local air traffic interfered, according to Douglass. The flight went on to land in Phoenix, Arizona. ''
     
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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    They're heeeerrrr.

    Have been
     
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