NBA Team's Plane Gets Massive In-Flight Dent

Airline spokesperson says bird is likely culprit
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2017 1:25 PM CDT
NBA Team's Plane Gets Massive In-Flight Dent
Oklahoma City Thunder star Carmelo Anthony posted this photo of a massive dent in the team's charter plane. A spokesperson for Delta says a bird was the likely cause.   (Instagram)

"I guess we hit something? 30,000 feet up..." Oklahoma City Thunder player Josh Huestis tweets. When the NBA team's charter plane landed in Chicago around 1am Saturday, players were shocked by what they saw: a giant dent in the nose of the plane, ESPN reports. "What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night? Everyone is Safe, Though," star Carmelo Anthony posted on Instagram. And Steven Adams tagged NASA, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter to find out "what caused this." A spokesperson for Delta Airlines tells ABC 7 the plane likely hit a bird while coming in for a landing and is being evaluated. A team official says the flight was kind of rough but not unusually so.
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