‘UFO’ mystery deepens as American Airlines doesn’t deny spotting and says ‘talk to the FBI'

AMERICAN Airlines has not ruled out that one of its jets encountered an apparent UFO over New Mexico last weekend.

The passenger airline today verified a radio transmission from flight 2292 Cincinnati to Phoenix at around 1:00pm CST Sunday, which heard a pilot claim the unidentified object was flying right on top of them.


"Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us," the pilot said in the radio transmission, which was recorded by flight blogger Deep Black Horizon.

Steve Douglass, an experienced radio interceptor, claims to have heard the strange transmission while recording from his arsenal of scanners.

"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."

Speaking to Fox News in a statement American Airlines verified the transmission is from flight 2292 – but said the channel should “contact the FBI” for additional information.

The US Sun has also contacted the FBI for further comment.

"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 spokesperson told Fox News in a statement.

The mysterious incident occurred at 36,000 feet yesterday during a flight between Cincinnati and Phoenix.  

The strange encounter, which happened in a remote region west of Des Moines, involved AA Flight 2292, an Airbus A302, The Drive reports. 

Steve Douglass, an experienced radio interceptor, claims to have heard the strange transmission while recording from his arsenal of scanners.

In the radio transmission, the pilot can be heard telling air traffic control in Albuquerque about a mysterious object. 

He says: “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.”

The plane was apparently travelling at 406 miles per hour at the time.

New Mexico is home to White Sands Missile Range, which is located in the southern part of the state and is described as the Department of Defense's "largest, fully-instrumented, open air range." 

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