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Posted: October 28, 2017

Thunder's charter plane dented during landing in Chicago

Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder lost in Minneapolis, then had a bumpy landing in Chicago.
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Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder lost in Minneapolis, then had a bumpy landing in Chicago.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CHICAGO —

The plane Oklahoma City Thunder team members and staff were flying on apparently hit something in midair as it prepared for a landing at Chicago’s Midway Airport, ESPN reported.

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Players who flew on the team charter from Minneapolis to Chicago landed around 1 p.m. , ESPN reported.They saw the dent as they exited the aircraft.

Several players posted photographs on social media about the bizarre situation, but the team said everyone is safe, ESPN reported. The flight landed as planned and on schedule at Midway.

Carmelo Anthony posted an image of the dented plane with the caption, "What could we have possibly hit in the SKY at this time of night? Everyone is safe, though."

The plane "likely encountered a bird" during its descent, a Delta Air Lines spokesman said in a statement, adding that the aircraft landed safely.

The Thunder, who lost 119-116 to Minneapolis on Friday, are in Chicago to face the Bulls on Saturday.


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