Author Topic: Missile shot at AAL 612 out of LAX November 26th 2005  (Read 24427 times)

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Missile shot at AAL 612 out of LAX November 26th 2005
« on: December 11, 2005, 07:45:13 PM »
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Basic details:  AAL 612 LAX to ORD.  12:52

Long recording:  22:30 into recording.
Short:  Truncated

Motion gif - from the passur monitor with radar tracks and altitudes.

ATC recording link:

It was American 612

FLIGHT: AA #612 (NOT #621 as incorrectly reported)
DATE: November 26, 2005 (NOT November 28, 2005 as originally and incorrectly reported)
TIME: Departure from LAX at 12:50 PST (en route to ORD)
LOC: Approx 6600ft above pacific South/South-West of LAX

Approx 28:30 sec into the large recording.


The story when reported was on several news pages, the one below included. But was then removed shortly thereafter. It followed.

Pilot Reports 'Missile' Fired at Jetliner Near LAX (11/28/05)

FBI agents and Homeland Security officials spent the weekend investigating the report of a possible missile fired at an American Airlines plane taking off from Los Angeles International Airport.

Sources tell ABC News the pilot of American Airlines Flight 621, en route to Chicago, radioed air traffic controllers after takeoff from LAX. He told them a missile had been fired at the aircraft and missed.

The plane was over water when the pilot said he saw a smoke trail pass by the cockpit.

FBI agents believe it was a flare or a bottle rocket, but say they may never know if that's what it actually was.