The condensation trail over the coast of L.A. Monday evening, first thought to be a missile, was probably and aircraft, a pentagon official said.
At sunset Monday residents of L.A. witnessed what appeared to be a missile launch over the ocean.
The Navy, Air Force, and Defense Department were not aware of any scheduled launches when contacted by news stations Monday night, Yahoo reported.
A Pentagon official said Tuesday what people saw was probably the condensation trail of an aircraft.
According to the LA Times radar, satellite and other imaging technology was used by government agencies to determine that no missile was launched at that time in that location. Commercial airliners were also flying in the vicinity at that time according to records from the Federal Aviation Administration.