Sunday, 2-21-21, A pilot flying to Phoenix on an American Airlines flight radioed in that an unidentified flying object flew above the plane on the border ofNew Mexico on Sunday.
The time was 1:19 p.m. CST, Flight number 2292 from Cincinnati reported, “Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us,” according to a radio transmission recorded by a blogger, Steve Douglass, and uploaded on Douglass’ blog, Deep Black Horizon.
At this time, the aircraft was flying over the northeast corner of the state of New Mexico.
“I hate to say this – looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing moving really fast. It went right over the top of us,” the pilot said in the radio transmission. That sounds a bit like a missile doesn’t it?
Douglass said he was trying to find if he had recorded a mayday call from another aircraft whose engines caught fire after taking off from Denver when he heard the pilot.
“It was a pure coincidence,” Douglass told The Arizona Republic. “I was just as surprised as everybody else was.”
A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 is a highly classified Air Force Facility rumored to be the government’s hiding place for secrets about a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and U̳F̳O̳s.
American Airlines confirmed that the radio transmission is from American Airlines Flight 2292.
“Following a debrief with our flight crew and additional information received, we can confirm this radio transmission was from American Airlines Flight 2292 on Feb. 21,” according to a statement from American Airlines.
The Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers didn’t see any object in the area on their radarscopes, according to a statement from FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor. Apparently it was off the radar for them.
Could it have been a missile? Scott Stearns, director of public affairs at White Sands Missile Range, located in southern New Mexico, said the range conducted no tests on Sunday and that “we never test in that area.” At least, not their missile. Or, publicly, not theirs.
White Sands Missile Range is the U.S. Department of Defense’s “largest, fully-instrumented, open air range,” according to the range’s website.
Stearns said he has also communicated with the Holloman Air Force Base, which is also located in the southern area of New Mexico, and they shared that “they have nothing at all up there.”
A Holloman Air Force Base spokesperson told The Republic they would look into the issue but did not respond in time for publication.
O̳r̳i̳g̳i̳n̳a̳l̳ly established in 1942, the Holloman Air Force Base is home to the world’s longest and fastest test track, according to the base’s website.
The FBI in New Mexico did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
What do you think it was? A Missile or a cylindrical U̳F̳O̳? Where was it from? Where was it going? Was it an area 51 or area 52 test subject?