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Oklahoma City Thunder Plane Lands With Surprise Damage, Shaken Athletes

Oklahoma City Thunder Plane Lands With Surprise Damage, Shaken Athletes”

He tweeted at NASA, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and scientist Bill Nye seeking answers about what could have the damage.

Officials believe that the team's plane slammed into a bird at 30,000 feet, but Thunder players Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams were unconvinced, judging by the photos they posted on social media of the plane's caved-in nose.

"What could have possibly hit the SKY at this time of night?"

The Oklahoma City Thunder are getting ready to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night in Chicago, where the Oklahoma team is projected to win by nearly eight points.

Adams wrote above an image of the damaged plane.

"I guess we hit something?"

Thunder forward Josh Huestis also shared a photo of the team's Delta charter plane.

Delta Airlines spokeswoman Elizabeth Wolf said in a statement that the plane, "sustained damage to its nose cone while on descent into Chicago". The team will play the Chicago Bulls Saturday evening. The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident; customers have since deplaned and maintenance is evaluating.

On Saturday a spokesperson for the Thunder told The Oklahoman that all players, staff and coaches were just fine upon their arrival in Chicago.

Patrick Patterson said the Thunder hit Superman.



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