An Atlantic Southeast Airlines Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of Delta Airlines, registration N847AS performing flight EV-5221/DL-5221 from Atlanta,GA to Mobile,AL (USA) with 50 passengers and 3 crew, struck two geese while climbing out of Atlanta. The crew decided to return to Atlanta, where the airplane landed safely about 30 minutes later.
Passengers reported that they heard a loud thud while the airplane was climbing out. The crew said in an announcement, that the airplane had hit two geese. After landing the passengers saw damage to the nose cone and wings.
The airline reported, that the airplane hit birds as it climbed out, but both engines continued to deliver normal thrust. The damage is not yet assessed.
The flight was cancelled. The passengers were provided with hotel vouchers and rebooked onto other flights the following day.