While two airline pilots fly over 30,000 feet in the air over Arizona, they claim that an unidentified flying object flew over their aircraft. CBS Denver reports that both planes reported the sighting. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has also published a record of radio broadcasts from the space event.
According to the radio protocols, two separate pilots of a Learjet operated by Phoenix Air and an American Airlines The flight saw the object fly in the opposite direction on February 24. In a copy of the conversation with the air traffic control at the Albuquerque Center, the Phoenix Air pilot makes the first sighting of the strange object at around 3:30 pm local time.
"Was anyone above us who overtook us like 30 seconds ago?" The pilot asks in a tape released for the Phoenix New Times. The answer of the FAA was "negative".
With the Learjet's close encounter still in their heads, the FAA in Albuquerque warns American Airlines Flight 1
"Yes, something has just passed over us," the pilot reported. "I do not know what it was, but it was at least two or three thousand feet above us, yes, it happened right above us."
The pilots could not determine whether the unidentified object was hovering or actually flying, but the American Airlines pilot can be heard saying that the UFO had a "big reflection" and doubted it was a Google balloon.
"Except for the brief conversation between two aircraft, the controller was unable to confirm any other aircraft were in the area," said Lynn Lunsford of the FAA The New Times. Coincidentally, the UFO sighting took place only 500 miles away fromNew Mexico. Roswell is home to the most famous UFO stories in US history when a flying saucer crashed in the desert in 1947.
In a statement to KOB-TV in Albuquerque, the FAA said they did not know what the object was either
"We have no comment on what you hear," the statement reads. "We work closely with a number of other agencies and handle military aircraft and civil aircraft of all kinds safely every day, including high-altitude balloons."
The radio logs appear three months afterprovided an insight into a secret government program that investigated UFOs. The little-known Pentagon program had a budget of about $ 22 million, according to the civilian intelligence officer who led it earlier. Most of the sightings involved were from US military officials who have been reporting UFO sightings for decades.
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