This has been one wild week for air travel in America, and the hits just keep on comin’.
First, there was the terrifying story out of Denver, Colorado, in which a commercial flight leaving the Mile High City for the Aloha State was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing after an engine exploded mid-air. The harrowing moment was captured on camera by surprisingly calm onlookers.
Terrifying video shows an engine of United Airlines flight 328 on fire.
— CNN (@CNN) February 22, 2021
Now, there are new reports that an American Airlines flight over New Mexico was being shadowed by a strange flying object.
American Airlines Flight 2292, an Airbus A320 flying between Cincinnati and Phoenix on February 21st, 2021, had a bizarre close encounter with what its crew described as a “long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile” moving extremely fast over the top of their aircraft as it cruised along at 36,000 feet and 400 knots. The incident occurred over the remote northeast corner of New Mexico, to the west of the tiny town of Des Moines.
Steve Douglass, an experienced radio interceptor and the proprietor of Deep Black Horizon, told The War Zone that he was recording from his arsenal of scanners when he heard the strange transmission. The War Zone has reviewed over an hour of audio that Douglass has provided to us from before and after the strange radio call. We are working to authenticate it from the FAA and get further information and comment from the agency on the event. We have also reached out to American Airlines for any additional details they can provide.
UFO’s have been a hot topic of discussion here in the United States in the early 2020’s, with the Navy, Pentagon, and CIA all finally admitting that they’ve been covertly studying the phenomenon for decades.
As of this writing, American Airlines has made no official statement on the subject.
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