Multiple news sources including The Drive and The Daily Mail are detailing a mysterious encounter between an American Airlines flight and what the pilot has described as a mysterious, “long cylindical object” which was fast-moving over New Mexico on Sunday.
AA Flight 2292 had been en route between Cincinnati and Phoenix when the crew was startled by the strange object which “almost looked like a cruise missile” – according to the audio – flying over their aircraft which was at an estimated 36,000 feet at the time of the sighting, according to details in The Drive.
Amazingly the pilot’s reaction to the strange encounter was actually recorded, with the radio transmission subsequently published to the space and aviation analysis blog, Deep Black Horizon.
A startled pilot can be heard radioing to Albuquerque Air Traffic Control: “Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us!”
The pilot is then heard saying:
“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 right over the top of us.”
Here’s a recording of the event via Daily Mail:
At the moment of the ‘cruise missile-like’ object’s sighting, the airliner was doing about 460 miles per hour. There’s yet to be official comment from either the FAA, American Airlines, or the US military.
Below are the flight details and transcript of the audio snippet as picked