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An individual was noticed hovering excessive above Southern California utilizing a jetpack.
On Wednesday, for the second time in six weeks, an unidentified individual was seen flying utilizing a jetpack close to Los Angeles Worldwide Airport. It is unclear whether or not that is the same individual who was recently spotted wearing a jetpack near the same airport.
This time round, the jetpack was flying 6,000 toes within the air.
China Airways crew members reported the sighting Wednesday afternoon about 7 miles northwest of the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration instructed NPR.
The Federal Aviation Administration mentioned it “alerted native legislation enforcement and can look into the report.” The FBI can also be investigating “a number of experiences” from witnesses, FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller instructed NPR.
Nobody is allowed to fly within the airspace close to airports with out authorization from air site visitors management, an FAA spokesperson instructed NPR. That features these sporting jetpacks.
On Aug. 30, two airline pilots reported an individual flying with a jetpack at about 3,000 toes close to LAX, in accordance with the FAA.
“We simply handed a man in a jetpack,” a pilot told an air site visitors controller on Aug. 30.
The controller went on to tell one other pilot and could not assist commenting on the strangeness of the state of affairs:
“Solely in LA.”
Reese Oxner is an intern on NPR’s Information Desk.