American Airlines does not plan on responding to any inquiries about a pilot who spotted an unidentified flying object over northeastern New Mexico.

The incident went down on Sunday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. CST, Fox  2 Detroit reports. American Airlines confirmed a recording published by Steve Douglass on his blog, Deep Black Horizon, was a transmission by the pilot of flight 2292.

At the time, the pilot radioed in after seeing a UFO flying above the aircraft. “Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us,” the pilot said in the recording.

The pilot added, “I hate to say this but it 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.”

Although American Airlines confirmed it was one of their pilots who called in the object during the passenger flight from Cincinnati to Phoenix, they wouldn’t share any further information about the UFO incident.

“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,” a rep for American Airlines said in a statement.

“For any additional questions on this, we encourage you to reach out to the FBI.”

Douglass told ABC 7 Amarillo he spoke with a former military pilot, who suggested the pilot was most likely shaken following the encounter with the UFO and reported the incident.

“Talking to an ex-military pilot I know, he says that for them to see this object had to be coming at them practically head-on,” Douglass said. 

“So whatever it was, came fast and right at them and right over them which gave them a big enough scare they had to report it.” 

Although it appears American Airlines expects the FBI to handle the incident, Douglass believes the Federal Aviation Administration will also launch an investigation to properly identify what the pilot saw flying above the aircraft.

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