Oklahoma City Thunder's plane dented during flight to Chicago

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

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.

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

Elizabeth Wolf, a spokeswoman for Delta, said she believes the plane hit a bird as the plane descended into Chicago about 12:45 a.m. "Safety is Delta's top priority".

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Following their loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team flew from Minneapolis to Chicago, where they will play the Bulls on Saturday night. Anthony wrote on Instagram before reassuring his fans that the team made it safely to the ground.

The reason for the incident is not yet clear, but the image of the plane suggests that it hit an object while flying.

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.

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