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Plane carrying NBA team gets damaged mid-air

In a surprising event after disembarking, members of the American Basketball team, Oklahoma City Thunder, were stunned to see the damage done to their plane while in flight.

The team played against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, and were on their way to Chicago when the plane encountered a turbulence about halfway through the flight.


When the team disembarked the Delta Flight 8935 in Chicago at 12:35 a.m. local time on Saturday, they were shocked to see the huge dent on the nose of the plane.

Fortunately, no one was hurt. However, as much as the players were filled with gratitude, they took to social media to post photos of the plane with the dent.

One of the players, Russell Westbrook, said, “You never take anything for granted, just be thankful and blessed they were able to land the plane and everything was OK.”


On the photo of the plane, which Carmelo Anthony posted on Instagram, he asked, “What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night?”

Following the happening, Delta Airlines has released a statement saying that the plane likely came in contact with a bird while landing, and that could be the reason for the dent.


“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.

The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident … Safety is Delta’s top priority,” the statement said.


In response, Thunder forward, Nick Collison, said “Must’ve been a pretty big bird – a Pterodactyl maybe.”



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