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 around 5 p.m. after it flew through a flock of birds, hitting one of them.
No injuries were reported from the incident.
Among those on board was the Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Daniel Hokanson. He is the highest-ranking officer in the guard and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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.”