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OKC Thunder flight from Minneapolis hit... something, plane gets big-ass dent

OKC Thunder flight from Minneapolis hit... something, plane gets big-ass dent”

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.

Small forward Carmelo Anthony posted a picture of the battered plane on his Instagram account reassuring fans everyone on board was OK.

Spooked Oklahoma City Thunder players took to Twitter on Saturday after a plane carrying them to Chicago suffered mysterious damage mid-flight.

The Thunder lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-116 on Friday night.

A team official said the flight was "a little rough, but not extreme or out of the ordinary", according to ESPN.

What did this to Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams' plane?

Airplanes have been having unwelcome encounters with wildlife ever since man sent its own winged craft into the sky. Adams wrote above an image of the damaged plane.

Airports - where most of the collisions occur - can reduce the risk, the FAA says, by implementing wildlife management programs, such as by removing plants hospitable to wildlife.

No one was hurt, but it's probable the bird will be taking a permanent time-out.

A Thunder spokesperson said early Saturday that all players, staff and coaches were safe and en route to their hotel.

The Thunder is scheduled to play the Bulls tonight at the United Center.



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