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Plane Carrying NBA Team Has Mid-Air Collision With Something Enormous

29 October 2017, 01:25 | Darrell Baldwin

Carmelo Anthony posts a pic on his Instagram page of the damage to the nose of the Thunder plane

Carmelo Anthony posts a pic on his Instagram page of the damage to the nose of the Thunder plane

What would cause this type of damage?

The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team were caught up in a freakish mid-air incident when their charter plane was struck by an as yet unidentified object on its way to Chicago, damaging the nose cone.

The cause of the damage is now unknown, but the Thunder's flight landed at Chicago Midway International Airport at approximately 12:46 a.m. CT.

Oklahoma City Thunder's Friday night loss to the Timberwolves may have left fans wondering what happened in those final seconds.

Per Young, a Thunder official said there was nothing "extreme or out of the ordinary" about the flight that would have led to the plane's nose being damaged.

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

After disembarking, National Basketball Association stars Carmelo Anthony and Josh Huestis posted pictures of the damage to social media.

Delta Air Lines, in a statement, said the Boeing 757 likely struck a bird while descending into Chicago. "Safety is Delta's top priority".

Carmelo Anthony posted an image of the dented plane with the caption, "What could we have possibly hit in the SKY at this time of night?" Oklahoma City plays the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.



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