Military plane returns to Midway after striking bird




CHICAGO — A military plane had to return to Midway Airport after hitting a bird early Monday evening.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a military C-37 returned safely to Midway after reportedly striking a bird earlier in the day around 5 p.m.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

The US Air Force’s website says C-37 “are twin-engine, turbofan aircraft acquired to fill the worldwide special airlift missions for high-ranking government and Department of Defense officials.”

It is unclear what the purpose of the aircraft’s presence and air travel was at this time.

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