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LAX air traffic controllers report another strange jetpack man sighting, warn pilots


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Jetpack man might be back, flying above Los Angeles.

On Wednesday evening, Los Angeles International Airport air traffic controllers warned pilots to proceed with caution after spotting what they thought was a man in the sky. 

A Boeing 747 pilot "reported seeing an object that might have resembled a jetpack," the Federal Aviation Administration told USA TODAY in a statement. The pilot reported the jetpack approximately 15 miles east of the airport and flying at an elevation of about 5,000 feet.

Other than the air traffic controllers, no flight crews or pilots said they saw anyone in a jetpack. 

"We were looking but we did not see Iron Man," a pilot responded in an air traffic recording.

Last September, pilots at LAX reported passing a man wearing a jetpack in the sky. 

"We just saw the guy passing by us in the jet pack," an American Airlines pilot said in September.

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One pilot summed it up best: "Only in LA."

The FAA said it has seen an increase in unmanned aircraft sightings from pilots and citizens. Monthly, the FAA receives 100 UAS reports. The agency also said they haven't been able to validate any of the reports but an investigation is underway.

So the next time you're near LAX, you might want to check the skies for Iron Man.

So the next time you're near LAX, you might want to check the skies for Iron Man.

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