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Oklahoma City Thunder Plane Lands With Surprise Damage, Shaken Athletes

A Delta spokeswoman said a bird is the likely culprit for the caved-in nose of the plane, although crews are still investigating.
Oklahoma City Thunder's Carmelo Anthony shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler during a game Friday in Minneapolis. The Thunder had a rocky flight to Chicago after the game. / Jim Mone / Shutterstock.com

A close loss was followed by a rough flight for the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team early Saturday, when its chartered flight landed at Chicago's Midway International Airport with the nose of the plane caved in.

The plane touched down safely and on schedule around 1 a.m. local time, albeit

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