Chicago Bears' plane delayed for hours leaving Philadelphia

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Bears plane delayed leaving Philly. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on November 27, 2017.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Chicago Bears' day did not get any better after the team left Lincoln Financial Field.

After being on the losing end of the Philadelphia Eagles' ninth straight win, the Bears had to wait a little longer to leave the City of Brotherly Love.

Their plane, United Airlines Flight 2539 traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago, was delayed to maintenance issues, the airlines stated.

The players, who suffered their eighth defeat of the season, had to wait four hours for a new plane.

United says the flight departed Philadelphia at 10:25 p.m.

Bears guard Kyle Long, brother of Eagles defensive end Chris Long, tweeted from the plane, "At least we get good WiFi on the ground, am I right?"

He then went on to describe his candy dilemma.

"I snagged two @SNICKERS bars when I first got on the plane, the first one. They're still in my pant pockets (just realized)... all melted... salvageable though," Long tweeted.

The Eagles defeated the Bears 31-3 to bring their record to 10-1.


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