OneThe pilot saw what he called a “long cylindrical object,” zooming in on his jet airliner flying over New Mexico to Phoenix on Sunday. The FBI said it was aware of the incident, and the Pentagon said the military did not conduct any tests in the area that day.
“Do you have any goals here?” According to transmission records obtained by CBS News, a pilot of US Flight 2292 requested an air traffic controller. “We just put something on top of our top. I hate to say that. It looks like a long, cylindrical object, almost like a fast-moving thing like a cruise missile. It reaches our top. “
American Airlines confirmed that it was a flight from Flight 2292 to Cincinnati Airport. The airline also relayed other questions to the FBI, which said it was aware of the incident.
Frank Fisher, a spokesperson for the FBI’s field office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said: “Although our policy neither confirms nor rejects investigations, the FBI still works with our federal, state, local, and tribal communities. Partners continue to work together to share intelligence and protect the public,”
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the pilot reported the sighting in New Mexico shortly after noon on Sunday. The agency said that air traffic controllers could not see any objects in the area on the radar scope.
A Pentagon spokesperson told CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin that the sighting reportedly occurred about 400 miles from the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.The spokesperson said that the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, The Missile Defense Agency and the US Strategic Command did not conduct any tests on the missile range on Sunday.