On February 24th of this year, two separate commercial pilots reported an unidentified flying object, otherwise known as a UFO, pass by on their flights over southern Arizona and New Mexico.
In the released audio footage, both the pilots and the air traffic controller can be heard discussing the situation in very specific detail.
The actors are the pilot of Learjet 36 (belonging to Phoenix Air), the pilot of an American Airlines jet (Flight 1095, an Airbus A321) and the air traffic controller (Albuquerque Air Traffic Center).
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Learjet 36: “Was anybody above us… that passed us, like 30 seconds ago?”
Air Traffic Control: “Negative.”
Learjet 36: “Ok. Something, maybe a UFO.”
Air Traffic Control: “American 1095, let me know if you see anything pass over you here in the next 15 miles.”
American 1095: “If anything like passes over?”
Air Traffic Control: “Affirmative. We had an aircraft in front of you at 37 that reported something pass over him, and we didn’t have any targets, so just let me know if you see anything pass over you.”
Learjet 36: “I don’t know what it was, it wasn’t an airplane…”
American 1095: "Yeah something just passed over us, like a–I don't know what it was, but it was at least two-three thousand feet above us. Yeah it passed right over the top of us."
The FAA gave a statement to KOB 4 in Albuquerque: “We don’t have any comment beyond what you hear. Other than the brief conversation between two aircraft, the controller was unable to verify that any other aircraft was in the area.”
“We have a close working relationship with a number of other agencies and safely handle military aircraft and civilian aircraft of all types in that area every day, including high-altitude weather balloons.”