Emergency Landing: Pittsburgh Steelers’ Charter Plane Makes Unexpected Stop in Kansas City
Sep 25, 2023, 07:41 AM ET
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ charter plane from Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Kansas City, Missouri, early Monday morning. The incident occurred after the team’s victory over the Raiders on Sunday night. Despite the unexpected turn of events, the Steelers spokesperson confirmed that everyone on the plane is safe and that necessary plans are being made to return to Pittsburgh later in the day.
Reason for Emergency Landing
Multiple Pittsburgh media outlets reported that the plane landed at KCI Airport at 3:55 a.m. CT due to an oil pressure failure in one of the engines. Fire trucks were present at the scene to inspect the Airbus A330-900, according to Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA, which had a news crew aboard the plane.
Humorous Response from Steelers’ Players
In response to the emergency landing, Steelers veteran defensive lineman Cam Heyward took to social media to lighten the mood. Heyward jokingly attributed the incident to a “roughing the passer call” on his teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick. He tweeted, “Dang emergency landing in KC. I think it’s due to @minkfitz_21 ‘roughing the passer call’ but seriously landing KC……….”
Heyward also humorously suggested that they might need a ride home arranged by Travis Kelce and pop superstar Taylor Swift. Kelce had invited Swift to attend Sunday’s game in Kansas City, and she accepted the invitation. Heyward tweeted, “Yo @taylorswift13 & @tkelce we might need a ride to Pittsburgh.”
Arrangements for Return
Reports indicate that a replacement plane is expected to arrive in Kansas City at 9 a.m. CT to pick up the 182 passengers and transport them back to Pittsburgh. Despite the unexpected delay, the Steelers are already scheduled to have Monday off, as granted by head coach Mike Tomlin. They will resume their preparations for the upcoming game against the Texans in Houston next Sunday.
The emergency landing of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ charter plane in Kansas City has caused a temporary disruption for the team. However, the most important aspect is that everyone on board is safe. The incident has sparked some humor from players, with Cam Heyward playfully attributing the landing to a penalty on his teammate and jokingly requesting a ride home from Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift. The team is now focused on making arrangements for their return to Pittsburgh and preparing for their next game against the Texans.