Pilot reports spotting possible jet pack near LAX

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A pilot reported spotting “a guy in a jet pack” near Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday evening, according to air traffic control audio.

A Boeing 747 pilot reported seeing an object “that might have resembled a jet pack” 15 miles east of LAX at an altitude of 5,000 feet, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told KTLA in a statement.

“Out of an abundance of caution, air traffic controllers alerted other pilots in the vicinity,” the FAA said.

Last September, another sighting of “a guy in a jet pack” at an altitude of about 3,000 feet prompted an FBI investigation.

Ellina Abovian reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 29, 2021.

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