According to CBS on the 25th, an American Airlines pilot said he saw a “long cylindrical object” flying by on a plane to Phoenix, New Mexico, on Sunday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it knew about it, while the Pentagon said that the U.S. military did not conduct any launch tests in the area that day.
According to a recording obtained by CBS, a pilot of U.S. Flight 2292 asked the air traffic controller: “Is there any target on it? There is something flying over our heads, I don’t want to say that, but it looks like a long cylindrical object, looks like a cruise missile, very fast, flying over our heads.”
American Airlines confirmed that the recording of the call came from the company’s flight 2292 from Cincinnati Airport to Phoenix.
American Airlines asked more questions to the FBI, which said it knew about it.
The pilot reported the sighting over New Mexico shortly after noon on Sunday, the FAA said in a statement.
The agency said that air traffic controllers did not see any objects in the area on radar.
A Pentagon spokesman told CBS national security reporter David Martin that the sightings in the report occurred 400 miles away from the Army White Sands missile range in southern New Mexico.
The spokesman said that the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA), the Missile Defense Agency (Missile Defense Agency) and the U.S. Strategic Command (U.S. Strategic Command) did not conduct any tests at the missile range on Sunday.