Thunder charter plane dented en route to Chicago, lands safely

Steven Adams' bad flight: Plane suffers serious damage in mid-air

A plane carrying National Basketball Association team Oklahoma City Thunder sustained damage after striking a bird early Saturday morning, according to officials with Delta Airlines. The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident; customers have since deplaned and maintenance is evaluating. "Everyone is safe, though".

The plane "likely encountered a bird" during its descent, a Delta Air Lines spokesman said in a statement, adding that the aircraft landed safely.

A team official said the flight was a little rough, but not extreme or out of the ordinary.

Oklahoma City Thunder's Friday night loss to the Timberwolves may have left fans wondering what happened in those final seconds.

Steven Adams on court for the Oklahoma City Thunder. "30,000 feet up...", Josh Huestis tweeted at 1:09 a.m. central with a photo of the dented nose".


Despite the scary incident, according to WISN12, no one was injured as a result of the damaged plane.

Carmelo Anthony also posted a photo of the plane, but on Instagram.

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

A Thunder spokesperson told The Oklahoman that all players, staff and coaches were safe.

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