We all know that commercial flights tend to be monotonous. However, the aspect changed, even for a brief moment, on February 21st. American Airlines flight 2292, which left Phoenix for Arizona, was not at all boring.
According to The Drive, the plane left Ohio’s Cincinnati Airport, unsurprisingly. The flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport proceeded normally, without interruption, until, around 1 pm, standard time, the pilots spotted an unidentified flying object (UFO) flying over the aircraft.
The passengers continued in their seats , calmly awaiting their arrival at the destination, unaware that the pilots were dealing with an unusual situation and that, so far, remains without a plausible explanation.
According to the news portal All That Interesting, somewhere above New Mexico, pilots radioed the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Albuquerque asking for explanations of the UFO sighting.
According to Q13 Fox, the broadcast was recorded and intercepted by experienced broadcaster Steve Douglass, who posted the entire situation on his blog, Deep Black Horizon.
“Did you see that? We just saw something going over the aircraft, ”said one of the pilots. “I hate to say that, but it looked like a long cylindrical object, a kind of cruise missile. And the business was moving very fast. It’s gone now ”.
Interestingly, as was said at the beginning of the story, none of the passengers on board saw the UFO or knew that the pilots were addressing the issue via radio.
Meanwhile, on the ground, broadcaster Douglass and a host of amateur ufologists were desperately trying to identify the object that had flown over the Airbus A320 on the fateful Sunday.
On the other hand, as soon as the incident gained news portals and social networks, the airline American Airlines, was hesitant to admit what happened.
“At the moment, we do not indicate that the radio broadcast was made by the crew aboard American Airlines flight 2292 on February 21,” the company said. As soon as the company commented, Douglass, in a note published on his blog, stated that there were no signs of suspicious elements in the transmission he had intercepted.
“After interrogating our crew and reviewing the additional information, we confirmed that the radio broadcast departed from American Airlines Flight 2292 on February 21,” wrote the company in a press release after the radio hostess note was published. “For any additional questions about this, contact the FBI,” said the airline.
It is important to note that American Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the world. The fact that the company not only confirmed that its pilots spotted a UFO but also suggested that the case was under investigation by the FBI, is more than surprising, especially after the Pentagon admitted last year that the Navy testified it had already spotted over the years a series of UFOs.
The surprising revelation came after the United States Navy announced that it was working on detailing new plans to establish guidelines on how members should report sightings internally.
Regarding the situation that American Airlines faced while flying over New Mexico, it is important to note that the state is home to the White Sands Missile Range – Missile Test Field -, a test and research area that belongs to the Department of Defense.
Scott Stearns, head of public relations for the White Sands Missile Range, doubts that the UFO is part of the research carried out at the institution. Thus, the case remains a mystery.