Thunder Charter Plane Lands Safely Despite Massive Dent in Nose

Thunder Charter Plane Lands Safely Despite Massive Dent in Nose

Thunder Charter Plane Lands Safely Despite Massive Dent in Nose

After disembarking, National Basketball Association stars Carmelo Anthony and Josh Huestis posted pictures of the damage to social media.

Carmelo Anthony shared the damage to the plane on his Instagram account, asking what could have caused the damage at that particular hour in the evening.

Thunder player Steven Adams tweeted to NASA and scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye: "30,000 feet in the air ..." The site notes the Thunder played in Minneapolis on Friday and are due to play the Chicago Bulls at 7pm local time today.

Investigations are ongoing into what caused the dent.

Another fan expressed relief to hear that the plane had landed safely and the players are okay.

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They said it was likely caused by a bird striking the nose of the aircraft.

A Delta Air Lines spokesman tells ESPN the plane "likely encountered a bird" - a nice little euphemism that probably isn't giving that bird's family any comfort this morning - while a team official says the flight was just "a little rough", but not too bad. She said the Boeing 757-200 landed safely at Midway. "Safety is Delta's top priority".

Its nose displayed the same indented damage as the Thunder's afterwards.

The big New Zealander was involved in an incident against the Utah Jazz were he was struck in the groin by Australian Joe Ingles, while the team suffered a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves before boarding the flight.

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