Plane carrying National Basketball Association stars hit by 'UFO' during Chicago descent

Posted October 29, 2017

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?"

"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", a spokesman said.

Despite the scary incident, according to WISN12, no one was injured as a result of the damaged plane.

The nose cone "of a plane is being constructed by soft materials (composit) to minimalize the impact of such hits".

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?".

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A Delta Airlines spokeswoman said crews were evaluating the situation and that the damage was likely caused by a collision with a bird. She said the Boeing 757-200 landed safely without incident at Chicago's Midway International Airport.

The team were quite "surprised" after disembarking to find the actual done to the plane.

That may change after what the Oklahoma City Thunder experienced early Saturday morning.

The Thunder were travelling to Chicago to face the Bulls later Saturday following a 119-116 loss to Minnesota on Friday. All the players, coaches, and staff aboard the plane landed safely.