The Oklahoma City Thunder’s charter plane to Chicago suffered a major dent in the nose of the plane but did land safely at Midway Airport at about 1:00 am Saturday morning.
Thunder players took to social media, posting pictures of the dented nose.
According to a report by ESPN, the flight was a little rough but nothing out of the ordinary, and nobody realized the plane had been dented until after landing.
Delta Airlines released this statement to USA Today:
“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; customers have since deplaned and maintenance teams are evaluating. Safety is Delta’s top priority.”
The Thunder flew to Chicago at about 11:30 pm Friday night after losing at Minnesota, 119-116.
OKC will play at Chicago Saturday night at 7:00 pm.
Thunder players Steven Adams, Alex Abrines, and Josh Huestis posted the following on Twitter:
30000 feet in the air.
Flying to chicago.
What caused this? pic.twitter.com/uEVrEm7noi
— Steven Adams (@RealStevenAdams) October 28, 2017
I guess we hit something? 30,000 feet up… pic.twitter.com/Rem9GmwRKq
— Josh Huestis (@jhuestis) October 28, 2017