Authorities Thursday are investigating another reported jet pack sighting in the Los Angeles area, this time off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Sling Pilot Academy, a Torrance-based flight school, posted footage on its Instagram account of the possible jet pack, which they said one of their instructors saw while flying at an altitude of about 3,000 feet near the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The video shows a figure flying above the ocean with Catalina Island in the background. It’s not clear in the video if the figure is a person or a drone.
The FBI, which has investigated other reported jet pack sightings this year in Los Angeles, said in an email “We’re aware of it and are continuing to investigate the reports.”
The sighting occurred on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“The FAA has not received any recent reports from pilots who believe they may have seen someone in a jetpack in the skies around Los Angeles,” the agency said in a statement Thursday afternoon.
“The FAA has taken the sighting reports it has received seriously, and has worked closely with the FBI to investigate them. However, the FAA has been unable to validate the reports.”
On Oct. 14, a flight crew aboard China Airlines Flight 006 spotted what appeared to be a person flying a jet pack 6,000 feet above the ground about seven miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA was also investigating an Aug. 30 sighting of what appeared to be a person in a jet pack about 3,000 feet above the ground in the Cudahy and South Gate areas.