to cross: Courtney Spinelli, allion, Nexstar Multimedia Cable
Chicago (WGN) – A military plane was forced to return to a Chicago airport Monday night after hitting a bird.
The FAA confirmed the C-37 landed safely at Midway Airport around 5 p.m. after the bird strike.
No injuries were reported.
Those on board included National Guard Director General Daniel Hokanson and the Guard’s highest-ranking officer, as well as members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Earlier in the day, General Hokanson reportedly met with leaders and soldiers from the Illinois National Guard in Chicago. Facebook post.
of the USAF website Describes the C-37 as a “twin-engine, turbofan aircraft used for special airlift missions worldwide for senior government and defense officials.”