The Pittsburgh Steelers’ flight home after their victory over the Raiders in Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Kansas City early on Monday morning.
Team spokesman Burt Lauten posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that “everyone on the plane is safe and we are making necessary plans to arrive back in Pittsburgh later today.”
KDKA TV, which had a pair of journalists on the team plane, reported the plane landed in Kansas City just before 4am local time. The station reported the plane was dealing with an oil pressure failure in one of the engines.
Pittsburgh’s veteran defensive tackle Cam Heyward joked on X with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and pop star Taylor Swift that the team needed a ride to Pittsburgh. Swift attended Kansas City’s blowout victory over Chicago on Sunday as a guest of Kelce.
The Steelers were given Monday off by head coach Mike Tomlin after their 23-18 win over the Raiders. Their next game is on the road to the Houston Texans this coming Sunday.