The Thunder's plane hit a bird and it left quite a mark

New Zealand's Steven Adams has found some solid scoring form for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA

Along the way, their airplane was damaged in mid-air, with the nose of the plane being completely caved in.

However, Delta officials believe the aircraft likely struck a bird at 30,000 feet, which caused the nose of the plane to cave in.

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?".

Thunder forward Josh Huestis also shared a photo of the team's Delta charter plane.

Several Thunder fans suggested the damage could have been caused by a bird strike - like this American Airlines aircraft damaged on its way to Dallas, Texas a year ago.

The Thunder made it safely to Chicago early Saturday morning after a 119-116 loss to the Timberwolves, but not without some flight issues.

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

Another fan expressed relief to hear that the plane had landed safely and the players are okay. That's what Oklahoma City Thunder players went through as they exited the plane after flying to Chicago. Safety is Delta's top priority, ' a spokesman said.

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.

What do you think caused the damage?

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