WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- American Airlines Flight 2292, an Airbus A320, was flying between Cincinnati and Phoenix at 36,000 feet, when its pilot noticed a “long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile” rapidly flying on top of it.
- The incident is similar with other testimonies and stories in the past, such those from some US Navy fighter pilots.
- Despite initial investigations, the occurrence remained unclear.
An American airline had a strange encounter once again with a “long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile” moving rapidly on top of it.
Almost three years ago, a similar event in the same region happened. Both a Learjet and an Airbus noticed an unidentified object flying over the top of the aircrafts while cruising at around 37,000 feet over eastern Arizona.
American Airlines Flight 2292, an Airbus A320, was flying between Cincinnati and Phoenix at 36,000 feet and 400 knots when the incident took place in the remote northeast corner of New Mexico, February 21.
According to The War Zone, Steve Douglass, an experienced radio interceptor and the proprietor of Deep Black Horizon, recorded the strange transmission.
At approximately 1:19 CST on the Albuquerque Center frequency of 127.850 MHz or 134.750 MHz (recording wasn’t frequency stamped) the pilot reported: “Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us — 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.”
Both The War Zone and The Drive are investigating the audio further. At this point, the outlets cannot conclude what the pilots aboard American Airlines Flight 2292 had seen.
The recent incident had similarities with the other strange flight experiences reported in the past. The descriptions of the pilot from the encounter three years ago were also the same with the other one along Long Island that The Drive reported in June 2018. The missile-like objects were also comparable with some testimonies of the US Navy fighter pilots throughout the last decade.
With New Mexico known as the home of the military facilities, installations and restricted areas, The Drive said that it was still unlikely that a missile could have “gone off the reservation during a test” as procedures for tests are always in place. Pilots would have also been notified of any situation as a safety precaution.
The Drive added that it is also highly dubious if the unidentified object was an undercover aircraft. If it was, it would have been operating the day and with no air traffic control communication over unrestricted airspace.
The similar events over the past indicate that there is at least some precedent for unknown aircraft operating in highly operated airspace. Even after years of initial investigation by experts, all sources point to an end that it remains unsolved, even at the highest levels.
Source: The Drive