OKC Thunder plane damaged in mid-air; Delta says bird likely responsible

Glen Mclaughlin
October 29, 2017

The damage is usually caused by lightning or hailstones but Delta Airlines have revealed that it was a bird that managed to wreck the plane.

The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team were caught up in a weird mid-air incident when their charter plane was struck by an as yet unidentified object on its way to Chicago, damaging the nose cone.

Upon arriving at Midway Airport at around 1 a.m., the team discovered - despite a safe landing - that the plane was damaged, with a massive dent in the nose. The Thunder lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-116 on Friday night.

But a Thunder spokesperson told an Oklahoma newspaper that all players, staff and coaches were safe. The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed without incident and customers deplaned normally.

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Oklahoma City plays the Bulls on Saturday night at the United Center. "Safety is Delta's top priority".

Jarrod Young replied to Adams, suggesting that the plane's crushed in nose might have had something to do with one of his fellow Oaklahoma City Thunder players.

Teammate Carmelo Anthony, who took to Instagram to post a similar question, "What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night?"

Patrick Patterson said the Thunder hit Superman.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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