Created Monday, Aug 23rd 2021 17:43Z, last updated Monday, Aug 23rd 2021 17:43Z
An Envoy Embraer ERJ-175, registration N242NN performing flight AA-3961
from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Detroit,MI (USA), was climbing out of Chicago's runway 09C when the aircraft was hit by a drone prompting the crew to level off at 6000 feet and return to Chicago for a safe landing on runway 10C about 40 minutes after departure.
The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT WAS IN A CLIMBING LEFT TURN AND STRUCK A UAS , CHICAGO, IL." and rated the damage minor.
The aircraft returned to service about 12 hours after landing.
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