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

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Multiple players took to social media to post about the weird situation, but the team said everyone is safe and sound, and the flight landed as planned and on schedule at Midway International Airport. "Everyone is safe, though".

"Delta flight 8935, operating from Minneapolis to Chicago-Midway as a charter flight for the Oklahoma City Thunder, likely encountered a bird while on descent into Chicago", a Delta spokesperson said.

Imagine deplaning after a long rough flight, looking out the terminal window and seeing the nose of your plane completely smashed in.

The plane touched down safely and on schedule around 1 a.m. local time, albeit not totally intact, following the Thunder's 116-119 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night in Minneapolis.

Steven Adams posted a photo on Twitter asking NASA, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and science educator Bill Nye (who was a former mechanical engineer for Boeing) for help figuring out what happened to the plane.

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"I guess we hit something?"

A plane carrying an NBA Team was damaged while mid-air last night.

The Oklahoma City Thunder's plane landed safely after a mid-air collision that left a huge dent in the nose of the plane.

"The critical bird hits in aviation [are] the ones that occur on the engine area", Genc said.