A plane carrying National Basketball Association team the Oklahoma City Thunder from Minneapolis to Chicago apparently struck a bird early Saturday when it was landing, damaging the plane, Delta Airlines said.
The Thunder made it safely to Chicago early Saturday morning after a 119-116 loss to the Timberwolves, but not without some flight issues.
It's unclear, however, if oddsmakers have factored in the stressful effects of the Thunder's flight to Chicago, which center Steven Adams called "a rough flight, to say the least", in a Twitter post. "30,000 feet up...", Josh Huestis tweeted at 1:09 a.m. central with a photo of the dented nose". Flying to chicago. What caused this? The cause of the dent in the plane is unknown.
QCWriter is a journalist who is fueled by espresso and motivated by determination. The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident; customers have since deplaned and maintenance is evaluating.
Delta Airlines spokeswoman Elizabeth Wolf said in a statement that the plane, "sustained damage to its nose cone while on descent into Chicago".