American Airlines Pilot Reports Seeing UFO

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An American Airlines pilot reported seeing a “long cylindrical object” flying “right over the top” of the plane he was flying…

Pilot reports suspicious object over New Mexico

Sunday’s American Airlines flight AA2292 was operating from Cincinnati to Phoenix using an Airbus A320 aircraft. Over the northeast portion of New Mexico at 37,000 feet, during what was otherwise a routine flight, one of the pilots contacted air traffic control at Albuquerque Center:

“Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us. I hate to say this, it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing, moving really fast right over the top of us.”

American Airlines has confirmed that the ATC audio, which was recorded by Deep Black Horizon, is legitimate:

“Following a debrief with our Flight Crew and additional information received, we can confirm this radio transmission was from American Airlines Flight 2292 on Feb. 21.”

What we know about this incident

It’s important perhaps to start by saying that a “UFO” is simply an unidentified flying object, which doesn’t necessarily mean this flying thing was coming from outer space, or that there were aliens involved. šŸ˜‰

Many would probably assume that if it’s not something from outer space, then it could very well be some sort of a military aircraft. However, theĀ person who captured the audio notes that no significant military aircraft presence was noted on ADS-B logs, and also that Sundays are typically the day off for military training:

ā€œWhen tests occur the military notifies the FAA, aircraft are kept out of the area and their schedules and strict flight lanes at aircraft need to stay in to not interfere with these tests.”

That’s not to say that this couldn’t have been a military aircraft, but…

Bottom line

An American Airlines pilot reported seeing some sort of unidentified flying thing while over New Mexico on Sunday, describing it as a “long cylindrical object.” While we don’t know what the cause of this was, it certainly seems suspicious.

The military no doubt does a lot in secret, but generally commercial flights would be rerouted to avoid these kinds of frights, since something going “right over the top” of an airliner doesn’t sound ideal.

Where do you stand on this — secret military aircraft, or something from outer space?

(Tip of the hat to View from the Wing)

  1. Even more concerning if the TCAS system stayed quiet while proximity limits were breached. Would be quite startling to have something that close with no advance alert.

  2. White Sands Missile Range normally would close the airspace if they were testing. Perhaps they had something going on…..

  3. C’mon Ben there is much information being made available to read up on the subject of UFO’s (unindentified means they are not on the airline system) but they are flying in earth’s atmosphere.

    The retired defensed minister of Israel has provided information.
    US Navy pilots have provided information.
    The Pentagon has been investigating UFO craft parts from a crash.
    And now commercial airlines are reporting it.

    Moreso the information is on main stream news now. So its up to the individual if they wish to be like an ostrich and keep their head hiding in the sand.

  4. Nice picture of Lake Mead, Nevada, with the prominent Las Vegas Boat Harbor. Boulder Dam is at the end of the narrow strip of water in the dead center of the frame. A bit far from NE New Mexico, where the reported sighting is located.

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