An American Airlines pilot and the pilot of a Learjet reportedly saw a UFO during two separate flights over southern Arizona last month, according to audio released.
After the Learjet reportedly the object, air traffic controllers notified the American Airlines pilot to keep a lookout for anything flying over top of them. Remarkably, a few minutes later, the pilot did report seeing the object, about 2 or 3,000 feet above the plane. He says he could not make out what the object was, only that it had a “big reflection” and was going the opposite direction.
“We don’t have any comment beyond what you hear,” FAA spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said, “Other than the brief conversation between two aircraft, the controller was unable to verify that any other aircraft was in the area.”
The altitude was much higher than any consumer drones are able to reach. However, the vagueness of the reports does not rule out that the object was an experimental airplane or a balloon of some sort. The incident also occurred near the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.