LOS ANGELES — Officials at Los Angeles International Airport could be forgiven for believing they were seeing double.
The air traffic controller reported that the person was hovering at about 6,500 feet, the newspaper reported.
“Flying object -- was it a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or was it a jetpack?” the air traffic controller asked, according to KABC.
“There was a jetpack reported about 13 miles ahead," was the response.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a China Airlines crew reported seeing someone in a jetpack roughly seven miles northwest of the airport at about 1:40 p.m., KTTV reported.
The FAA alerted local law enforcement and is investigating the report, the television station reported.
The FBI, which also investigated the first incident, which occurred on Aug. 30, has launched a new probe, the Times reported.
According to KTLA, an American Airlines pilot first reported that first bizarre encounter, radioing, “Tower, American 1997. We just passed a guy in a jet pack."
“Only in L.A.,” the air traffic controller answered back at one point.
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