On Friday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder was flying from Minneapolis to Chicago when the Delta plane they were flying suffered serious damage.
Several of the players tweeted pictures of the Boeing 757-200’s flat nose. The team’s center, Steven Adams, wanted answers from science.
30000 feet in the air.
Flying to chicago.
What caused this? pic.twitter.com/uEVrEm7noi
— Steven Adams (@RealStevenAdams) October 28, 2017
I guess we hit something? 30,000 feet up… pic.twitter.com/Rem9GmwRKq
— Josh Huestis (@jhuestis) October 28, 2017
But it was an airline spokeswoman who told CNET that “initial reports indicated a possible encounter with a bird… while on descent into Chicago.
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