American Airlines flight 2292 was tagged by a UFO as it flew to Phoenix from Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21. The pilot radioed that the UFO was flying right over the top of them, Fox News reported.
The passenger jet flew over New Mexico at about 1.00 p.m.
Steve Douglass recorded the radio transmission on his blog, Deep Black Horizon. The radio transmission from flight 2292 has been verified.
“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,” an American Airlines representative told Fox News in a statement.
“Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us,” the pilot transmitted.
“I hate to say this, but it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing moving really fast. It went right over the top of us.”
American Airlines confirmed that the radio transmission is authentic, but the possible encounter with aliens has raised no further comment from them.
“For any additional questions on this, we encourage you to reach out to the FBI,” said the airlines
The FBI had no comment as of Tuesday.
The jet was flying at around 37,000 feet at the time of the encounter, and Douglass said there was no reply from Albuquerque Center due to interference from local air traffic.
The U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range is the most extensive fully instrumented, open-air range and is situated in southern New Mexico, occupying 3,200 square miles of land.
There has been no comment from them on the sighting.
Thousands of UFO sightings are reported each year, and many can be accounted for, however many cannot.
Two pilots in February 2018 experienced an object emitting bright light at around 50,000 feet in separate encounters in eastern Arizona, the Arizona Republic reported.
Between 2014 and 2015, Navy pilots allegedly encountered numerous UFOs traveling at hypersonic speeds up to 30,000 feet in the air, the New York Times reported.