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Rocket Man Strikes Again? Pilots Report Jet Pack Sighting Near LAX

Again? For the second time in two months, pilots have reported spotting a person flying with a jet pack near LAX.

A China Airlines crew made the report Wednesday after apparently seeing someone in a jet pack flying at 6,000 feet just seven miles northwest of LAX, according to the FAA.

The report came in at 1:45 p.m.

Local law enforcement and the FAA are aware, and said they would look into the oddity. 

LAX police said they were aware of the sighting but it was beyond their jurisdiction. 

The first such occurrence of a rocket man was reported Sept. 1, 2020

Back on that day, a couple of pilots said they saw the person flying using a jet pack about 3,000 feet in the air as they approached Los Angeles International Airport. 

“Tower, American 1997. We just passed a guy in a jet pack,” the pilot said on the radio transmission. 

The bewildered air-traffic controller responded, “Only in LA.”

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Source: NBC Los Angeles

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