Oklahoma City Thunder's Team Plane Dented En Route to Chicago

A plane carrying New Zealand basketballer Steven Adams has been involved in a incident in mid-air

A plane carrying New Zealand basketballer Steven Adams has been involved in a incident in mid-air

The cause of the dent in the plane is unknown.

The charter plane of National Basketball Association side Oklahoma City Thunder was left with a MAHOOSIVE dent in its nose after it was reportedly hit by a bird at 30,000 feet.

The cause of the damage is now unknown, but the Thunder's flight landed at Chicago Midway International Airport at approximately 12:46 a.m. CT. The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident; customers have since deplaned and maintenance teams evaluating.

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All the players, coaches, and staff aboard the plane landed safely.

Numerous players posted about the incident on social media and had been curious as to what caused the damage.

An official spokesperson for Delta, however, said the damage was likely caused by a bird strike while the plane was landing, according to USA Today.

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The Thunder lost to Minnesota Timberwolves 119-116 on Friday night. "Safety is Delta's top priority".

The Thunder are scheduled to play the Bulls on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.in the United Center. "Everyone is Safe, Though", Anthony wrote on Instagram.

Carmelo Anthony posted an image of the dented plane with the caption, "What could we have possibly hit in the SKY at this time of night?"

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