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UFO. United States

ID #1654601640
Added Tue, 07/06/2022
Author July N.
Sources
Phenomena
Status
Hypothesis

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
21.02.2021
Location: 
NM
United States

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and American Airlines confirmed the message of the A320 pilots about a UFO encounter on February 21, 2021 over New Mexico by the crew of the A320 aircraft, who saw a "long cylindrical object" on American Airlines flight 2292 from Cincinnati to Phoenix.


The pilots contacted the traffic control center, which was given information about the detected UFO. American Airlines confirmed the authenticity of the recorded message.


On February 24, the pilots' report was also confirmed by the FAA, but stressed that air traffic controllers did not see any objects on the radar in the area. The pilots described the unidentified object as a maneuverable "cigar-shaped" object flying very fast. The report is consistent with documents declassified by the Pentagon in April 2020, as well as with some other descriptions of cylindrical objects encountered by pilots.


In three years, this is the second time that in the northeast of New Mexico, pilots of passenger planes see unidentified objects flying at high speed and at a very high altitude. What is it, while no one knows: secret military technology or something out of this world?

After declassifying the records of several UFO sightings, the Pentagon intends to form a new working group to study them. A similar meeting was also recorded in April 2018, when the pilots of the Phoenix Air Learjet 36 and American Airlines A321 aircraft reported that a strange object flew over them near the border with New Mexico.

Theories and recent UFO sightings in New Mexico


There is a White Sands missile range and several military bases in New Mexico, so there is an unofficial version that the pilots could see a rocket from secret military tests that deviated from its intended course. However, it seems unlikely to many that civilian aircraft were not notified of the incident.


According to another version, the crew of the aircraft saw a test of a secret military fighter (cylindrical?), but this version was also met with skepticism, since it also implies that the military would not launch the aircraft in the same area where civilian passenger flights take place. In addition, ATC did not record a single flight that coincided in time and place.


This UFO encounter in New Mexico occurred at an altitude of about 10,000 meters, while the previous case in 2018 occurred much higher in the sky - at an altitude of 16,500 meters.


One such case can easily be mistaken for an accidental mistake by either the military or the pilots, but two times in three years seem too much of a coincidence. It is likely that these UFOs over New Mexico may be aliens.

Hypotheses

List of versions containing features matching the eyewitness descriptions or material evidence

Booster, the rocket and tracks

For UFOs often take stages of rockets, parts of space ships burning in the atmosphere, the launches of various missile technology for military purposes, etc., and traces from them. They attract attention mostly in the dark, but in the day time have a greater aura of mystery.

Formation of the track of the launch vehicle occurs in the tropopause (the layer between the troposphere and stratosphere), which sharply reduced the vertical temperature gradient. The emergence of the so-called "jellyfish" influenced by water vapor, which are subject to enhanced condensation.

Airplane / Helicopter

An aircraft is heavier than air for flights in the atmosphere (and outer space (e.g. An orbital aircraft)), which uses the airframe's aerodynamic lift to keep itself in the air (when flying within the atmosphere) and the thrust of the power (propulsion) installation for maneuvering and compensating for the loss of total mechanical energy on drag. 

Investigation

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