Thunder Charter Plane Lands Safely Despite Massive Dent in Nose

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A plane carrying National Basketball Association team Oklahoma City Thunder sustained damage after striking a bird early Saturday morning, according to officials with Delta Airlines.

Huestis wrote on Twitter, "I guess we hit something?"

When his side the Oklahoma City Thunder disembarked their flight on Saturday (NZ time), they couldn't believe what they saw - the front of the Boeing 757-200 crumpled in like it had been punched right on the nose.

"We had a rough flight to say the least", Adams said in a tweet.

If you do an internet search for this type of crash, you'll find they're not uncommon because the nose of the plane is constructed from softer materials than the rest of the plane. "30,000 feet in the air".

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Delta Airlines spokeswoman Elizabeth Wolf said maintenance was evaluating the situation and that the damage was likely caused by a collision with a bird.

Carmelo Anthony shared the damage to the plane on his Instagram account, asking what could have caused the damage at that particular hour in the evening.

But a Thunder spokesperson told an Oklahoma newspaper that all players, staff and coaches were safe.

Patrick Patterson said the Thunder hit Superman.

The Thunder lost to the Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Friday night and will play the Bulls in Chicago on Saturday.