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