While we don’t know exactly what the pilots saw in this case, as The War Zone highlighted after the reported encounter on August 30, there are very real and quite capable jetpack-like designs out there for those able to afford them. This includes Yves “Jetman” Rossi’s jet-powered wingsuit.
Of course, there is also the possibility that pilots who reported this new sighting were simply mistaken or that the air traffic controller misconstrued their statement regarding an unidentified flying object, although this is less likely as we now have an official FAA statement on the matter.
Whatever the crew of China Airlines Flight 006 saw, the FAA, FBI, and local law enforcement are already looking into it, as will The War Zone. We will update this story with any more information about this latest sighting that becomes available.
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