Thunder Charter Plane Lands Safely Despite Massive Dent in Nose

Carmelo Anthony

"We had a rough flight to say the least", tweeted Steven Adams as he addressed NASA, Neil Degrasse Tyson and Bill Nye the Science Guy. The site notes the Thunder played in Minneapolis on Friday and are due to play the Chicago Bulls at 7pm local time today. The Thunder had a rocky flight to Chicago after the game.

Carmelo Anthony was similarly concerned, posting the same image of the plane's badly dented nose.

Huestis wrote on Twitter, "I guess we hit something?"

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. Orville Wright's plane hit a bird over an OH cornfield in 1905; an incident he wrote about in his diary.

The team's Delta Airlines carrier suffered a mid-air problem that saw the front of its nose crushed after colliding with a bird, according to sources at Delta. The vast majority involve birds, although bats and reptiles and mammals that have wandered onto runways have also been involved. The FAA says damage to planes from the strikes could be as high as almost a billion dollars a year. "Thank God the OKC Thunder team plane landed safely after hitting something in the sky". But that wasn't the worst thing to happen to the team that night.

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