The man was spotted by a flight crew round 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to CNN.
“A China Airlines crew reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack at an approximate altitude of 6,000 feet, about seven miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport,” the FAA stated in a assertion.
The FAA stated it alerted native regulation enforcement businesses and are investigating the report.
An American Airlines flight was the primary to report a “guy in a jetpack” at the airplane’s’ altitude of three,000 ft above Los Angeles International Airport on September 1. The plane’s crew stated that the man was roughly 30 yards away from the plane. About 10 minutes later, one other airplane spotted the man.
The FBI is investigating the incidents.
“The FBI is in contact with the FAA and is investigating multiple reports of what, according to witnesses, appeared to be an individual in a jetpack near LAX, including one today reported by a China Airlines crew,” FBI Los Angeles Field Office spokeswoman Laura Eimiller stated Wednesday.
CNN has reached out to LAX for remark. There are not any further particulars at this time.
CNN obtained the audio between air visitors management and American and JetBlue flight crews from the September 1 incident. According to the communications, air visitors management warned a JetBlue flight to “use caution… person on a jetpack reported 300 yards south.”
After the airplane acknowledged the instruction, the controller concluded with: “Only in LA.”
CNN’s Alexandra Meeks contributed to this report.