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The US aviation agency said it was not tracking any planes on radar when an aircraft reported seeing a “cylindrical object” whizzing above it.
A few days ago, American Airlines crew flying across New Mexico reported seeing a “long cylindrical object” like a “cruise missile” above them.
The unidentified “object” was flying fast over the top of the Airbus A320 craft, which was cruising at 36,000ft just west of the village of Des Moines in New Mexico.
In an audio recording from the flight deck, obtained by radio intercepter Steve Douglass and shared with The Drive, crew can be heard saying that “we just had something go right over the top of us”.
It’s not clear what this “object” was.
In a statement given to The Drive, the Federal Aviation Authority said: “A pilot reported seeing an object over New Mexico shortly after noon local time on Sunday, 21 February, 2021.
“FAA air traffic controllers did not see any object in the area on their radarscopes.”
An American Airlines spokesperson told The Independent: “Following a debrief with our Flight Crew and additional information received, we can confirm this radio transmission was from American Airlines Flight 2292 on 21 February.”