By Chris White, DCNF
A plane carrying NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder sustained damage after striking a bird early Saturday morning, according to officials with Delta Airlines.
Officials believe that the team’s plane slammed into a bird at 30,000 feet, but Thunder players Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams were unconvinced, judging by the photos they posted on social media of the plane’s caved-in nose.
“What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night?” Anthony wrote on Instagram before reassuring his fans that the team made it safely to the ground. Adams posted a tweet asking, “What caused this?”
30000 feet in the air.
Flying to chicago.
What caused this? pic.twitter.com/uEVrEm7noi
— Steven Adams (@RealStevenAdams) October 28, 2017
Maintenance crews are evaluating the situation, but believe that a large bird caused the damage, Delta Airlines spokeswoman Elizabeth Wolf told reporters. All the players, coaches, and staff aboard the plane landed safely.
The Thunder lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 119-116, Friday night. They left Minneapolis around 11:30 p.m. for Chicago, where they have a game scheduled against the Bulls Saturday night.
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