‘did we just hit superman?’ nba stars share incredible photos of team jet’s smashed nose after it was damaged at 30,000ft during ‘rough flight’ from minnesota to chicago
oklahoma city thunder were traveling from minnesota to chicago on saturday
they were on a chartered 180-seat boeing 757-200 which was operated by delta
nba players felt nothing mid-flight then disembarked to discover the damage
they begged fans and scientists for answers as to what may have caused it
delta said the damage was most likely caused by a bird which flew into the plane
the team was traveling from minneapolis, minnesota, to chicago at the time
by jennifer smith for dailymail.Com and ben hill for daily mail australia
published: 03:50 edt, 28 october 2017 | updated: 11:10 edt, 28 october 2017
they’re used to a bit of turbulence on the court.
but nba stars oklahoma city thunder were left battled as they disembarked a private charter plane late on saturday night to discover its nose had been entirely indented mid-flight.
the players were on a chartered boeing 757-200 that was being operated by delta at the time.
they were traveling from minneapolis where they had earlier been defeated by the minnesota timberwolves when the damage was caused.
they noticed the damage after landing at chicago’s o’hare airport at 1.30am.
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oklahoma city thunder were on this boeing 757-200 when it was dented mid-flight on friday as it took them from minneapolis to chicago
new zealand player steven adams shared photographs of the damage after arriving at chicago’s o’hare airport at 1.30am on saturday after their flight from minnesota.
‘we had a rough flight to say the least,’ said adams, 24.
incredulous, he called on nasa and famous scientists bill nye and neil tyson to shed light on what may have caused the dent.
adams’ superstar teammate carmelo anthony also shared a photo of the plane on social media.
in an image posted to his instagram account, anthony asked ‘what possibly could we have hit in the sky at this time of night?’.
some mischievously suggested the damage was caused by ‘superman’ while others pointed to the more likely explanation that it was a bird which struck the aircraft.
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‘when you accidentally hit superman while flying,’ he said on instagram. he assured fans that all passengers on the plane were safe.
on sunday, delta confirmed the damage and that all players and team staff were safe.
they said it was likely caused by a bird striking the nose of the aircraft.
‘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.
patrick patterson posts shocking video of team’s dented plane
another view of the indented plane shared by player josh huestis on twitter after the team landed
patrick patterson teased fans on instagram, joking: ‘when you accidentally hit superman while flying’
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