Published: Sun, October 29, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Oklahoma City Thunder's plane dented during flight to Chicago

Oklahoma City Thunder's plane dented during flight to Chicago

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 Thunder were traveling from a game in Minnesota.

The Thunder made it safely to Chicago early Saturday morning after a 119-116 loss to the Timberwolves, but not without some flight issues. She added that the plane "sustained damage to its nose cone while on descent into Chicago".

The reason for the incident is not yet clear, but the image of the plane suggests that it hit an object while flying.

Small forward Carmelo Anthony posted a picture of the battered plane on his Instagram account reassuring fans everyone on board was OK. The FAA says damage to planes from the strikes could be as high as almost a billion dollars a year.

Around a century after the Wright flight, the perhaps best-known bird collision led to the "Miracle on the Hudson". It is believed that the plane collided with a bird during the flight, according to ABC News.

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The team were quite "surprised" after disembarking to find the actual done to the plane.

A spokesperson for the team told The Oklahoman newspaper that all of its players, staff and coaches were safe.

Steven Adams on court for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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