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

He tweeted at NASA, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and scientist Bill Nye seeking answers about what could have the damage.

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

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

The team was flying from Minneapolis after playing the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday (AEDT) to Chicago, where they play the Bulls on Sunday.

The Oklahoma City Thunder saw a odd sight when their plane arrived at Midway Airport Saturday morning.

Despite the scary incident, according to WISN12, no one was injured as a result of the damaged plane. Anthony wrote on Instagram before reassuring his fans that the team made it safely to the ground.

If you do an internet search for this type of crash, you'll find they're not uncommon because the nose of the plane is constructed from softer materials than the rest of the plane.

A spokesperson for the team told The Oklahoman newspaper that all of its players, staff and coaches were safe.

The Oklahoma City Thunder had a scary situation late Friday night. The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident; customers have since deplaned and maintenance is evaluating.

Patrick Patterson said the Thunder hit Superman.

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