Oklahoma City Thunder's plane has its nose crushed by apparent bird collision

A charter flight carrying the Oklahoma City Thunder from Minneapolis was dented after it apparently hit a bird while landing early Saturday at Midway International Airport. Adams wrote above an image of the damaged plane. No injuries were reported.

A plane carrying National Basketball Association team Oklahoma City Thunder sustained damage after striking a bird early Saturday morning, according to officials with Delta Airlines. The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed without incident and customers deplaned normally. "Safety is Delta's top priority".

Several players posted photographs on social media about the weird situation, but the team said everyone is safe, ESPN reported.

Baffled center Steven Adams even took to Twitter to ask NASA, television personality and engineer Bill Nye, and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: "What caused this?".

Carmelo Anthony shared the damage to the plane on his Instagram account, asking what could have caused the damage at that particular hour in the evening.

Those on the plane say they heard a bang while at 30,000 feet before experiencing a sudden drop at that level.

"What could we have possibly hit in the SKY at this time of night?"

A team official told ESPN that the flight was a little rough, but not out of the ordinary.

The Thunder team were travelling to Chicago ahead of Saturday night's clash with the Bulls but experienced issues with their plane.

  • Stacy Allen