“Use caution, the jet man is back,” an air traffic controller said in an audio transmission obtained by CNN. “Let me know if you see him.”
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said that a Boeing 747 pilot “reported seeing an object that might have resembled a jetpack” at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. It was about 15 miles east of the airport and flying at an elevation of about 5,000 feet.
Air traffic controllers alerted pilots in the area out of an abundance of caution, the spokesperson said.
“SkyWest 3626, did you see the UFO?” asked the air traffic controller in one transmission.
“We were looking but we did not see Iron Man,” a pilot responded.
Several aircraft got the warnings as they approached LAX, but the flight crews said they didn’t see anyone in a jetpack.
It’s not the first sighting of “Jetpack Man” near LAX.
In October, a China Airlines crew saw a person in a jetpack flying at about 6,000 feet.
The FBI and the FAA are investigating the incidents.