Plane Carrying Oklahoma City Thunder Dents Nose After Striking Bird

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter

CHICAGO (AP) – Delta Airlines officials say a charter flight carrying the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team from Minneapolis to Chicago apparently encountered a bird when it was landing.

The early Saturday incident on Delta 8935 to Midway International Airport prompted several players, including Carmelo Anthony , Josh Huestis , and Steven Adams , to post photos on social media showing the caved-in nose of their plane. Adams’ Twitter post said “we had a rough flight to say the least.”

Delta Airlines spokeswoman Elizabeth Wolf said Saturday morning that maintenance is evaluating the situation. She says the Boeing 757-200 landed without incident.

A spokesperson for the team tells The Oklahoman newspaper that all of their players, staff and coaches were safe. The team plays the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Get The All New CBS Local App
KDKA Weather App
CBS All Access

Watch & Listen LIVE