Steelers’ charter plane makes emergency landing in Kansas City


Early on Monday morning, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ charter aircraft from Las Vegas had to make an emergency landing in Kansas City, Missouri.

Everyone on the plane is safe, according to a Steelers spokesman who shared the news on social media, and the team is “making necessary plans to arrive back in Pittsburgh later today.”

According to several Pittsburgh media reports, an oil pressure issue in one of the engines caused the jet to land at KCI Airport at 3:55 a.m. CT. Pittsburgh CBS station KDKA, which had a news crew on board the Airbus A330-900, reported that fire vehicles were on the site checking the aircraft.

The Steelers had defeated the Raiders 23–18 on Sunday night, and they were headed back to Pittsburgh. On social media site X, veteran defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers Cam Heyward joked that teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick’s “roughing the passer call” caused the emergency landing.

Heyward also made light of the possibility that the Steelers might require Travis Kelce and pop sensation Taylor Swift to arrange their transportation home. Kelce and Swift attended Sunday’s game in Kansas City after the Chiefs star tight end invited them.

Several sources state that a replacement aircraft is scheduled to land in Kansas City at 9 a.m. CT to retrieve the 182 passengers and return them to Pittsburgh.

Head coach Mike Tomlin had already given the Steelers, who won Sunday night, a Monday off. They now stand at 2-1. Next Sunday, they play the Texans in Houston.

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