FBI: “Giant Cylindrical” UFO Was Seen by Pilots in New Mexico

American Airlines Flight 2292, an Airbus A320 flying between Cincinnati and Phoenix on February 21, 2021, had a strange near encounter with what its crew described as “an elongated cylindrical shape much like a cruise missile.”

According to the pilots, the objective was going extremely fast over the top of the plane, running at 36,000 feet and 400 knots. The event took place in the remote north-eastern portion of New Mexico, west of the tiny town of Des Moines.

Steve Douglass, an expert radio interceptor and owner of Deep Black Horizon, told the War Zone portal that he was capturing scanners from his arsenal when he noticed an odd signal.

The War Zone has checked more than one hour of audio given by Douglass (audio that can be downloaded here ). “We are working to authenticate this with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and to seek more facts and comments from the Department on the incident. We have contacted American Airlines to obtain additional information that they could provide, “The specialized site said yesterday.

As Douglass said:

At approximately 1:19 CST, at the Albuquerque Core frequency of 127,850 MHz or 134,750 MHz (the frequency record was not identified), the pilot reported:

“Do you have any aspirations right up here? We’ve just had a little bit of a run over us. I hate to say it, but it looked like a long, cylindrical shape, more like a kind of cruise missile, flying pretty fast over us.”

According to Flight 24 and Flight Conscious, AAL 2292 was found at the northeast corner of New Mexico, west of Clayton. The Albuquerque Center did not track any response because local air traffic (yellow) had passed through it. At the time of the survey, AAL 2292 was close to flight level 370. (37k). In the ADS-B results, there was no detectable presence of combat aircraft. The plane was off to Phoenix, AZ.

Official confirmations:

As a result of attempts to contact the body concerned, the incident has been reviewed as of today, authenticating the recordings and adding that everything is currently being investigated by the FBI.

“After interviewing our flight crew and providing more detail, we can conclude that the radio transmission of American Airlines Flight 2292 took place on 21 February. If you have any more concerns about this, please contact the FBI “The American Airlines spokesperson said that.

Similarly, The War Zone makes it clear that there will shortly be more guidance from the FAA.


The situation is a bit different from the one that took place nearly precisely three years ago in the same place. In that case, the Learjet and the Airbus had successive near encounters with unidentified aircraft flying over them as they were about 37,000 feet above eastern Arizona.

Later, a veteran Learjet pilot, who operated for defense contractor Phoenix Air, told local media about the surreal nature of the crash. The perception of a missile-like target is also compatible with some of the experiences that US Navy fighter pilots have had with anomalous objects off the East Coast in the last decade.

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