Pilots On Flight From Philly To Los Angeles Spot ‘Man In Jetpack’ – CBS Philly

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Pilots On Flight From Philly To Los Angeles Spot ‘Guy In Jetpack’ – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The FBI and FAA are investigating a close encounter with a pilot approaching Los Angeles International Airport.

American Airlines' 1997 flight was en route from Philadelphia to LA on Sunday evening when two pilots said they saw someone in a jetpack at an altitude of 3,000 feet.

"We just passed a man in a jetpack," said an air control pilot. "On the left, maybe 300 yards or so."

The air traffic controllers informed the pilot that the jetpack flyer was reported 300 meters away from this aircraft.

Nobody has been injured, but if the law catches up with the jetpacker, he could face serious charges.

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