The person was noticed by a flight crew round 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to CNN.
“A China Airways crew reported seeing what seemed to be somebody in a jet pack at an approximate altitude of 6,000 toes, about seven miles northwest of Los Angeles Worldwide Airport,” the FAA stated in a press release.
The FAA stated it alerted native legislation enforcement businesses and are investigating the report.
An American Airways flight was the primary to report a “man in a jetpack” on the airplane’s’ altitude of three,000 toes above Los Angeles Worldwide Airport on September 1. The plane’s crew stated that the person was roughly 30 yards away from the plane. About 10 minutes later, one other airplane noticed the person.
The FBI is investigating the incidents.
“The FBI is in touch with the FAA and is investigating a number of experiences of what, in accordance with witnesses, seemed to be a person in a jetpack close to LAX, together with one right this moment reported by a China Airways crew,” FBI Los Angeles Discipline Workplace spokeswoman Laura Eimiller stated Wednesday.
CNN has reached out to LAX for remark. There aren’t any further particulars presently.
CNN obtained the audio between air visitors management and American and JetBlue flight crews from the September 1 incident. Based on the communications, air visitors management warned a JetBlue flight to “use warning… individual on a jetpack reported 300 yards south.”
After the airplane acknowledged the instruction, the controller concluded with: “Solely in LA.”
CNN’s Alexandra Meeks contributed to this report.