American Airlines pilot reports seeing ‘long, cylindrical object’ fly over plane
An American Airlines pilot reported seeing “a long, cylindrical object” come startlingly close to the aircraft as it was flying over New Mexico.
The strange incident, which happened Sunday during a flight from Kentucky to Phoenix, is being looked into by the FBI, the agency said in a statement.
The pilot called air traffic control shortly after noon local time to report seeing the object, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
“Do you have any targets up here?” the pilot is heard asking on a radio transmission. “We just had something just go over the top of us that — I hate to say this — looked like a long, cylindrical object.”
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“It almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing moving really fast that went right over…