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Steelers team plane makes emergency landing in Kansas City

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ charter flight following their Sunday night victory in Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Kansas City early Monday.

ByThe Associated Press

September 25, 2023, 7:57 a.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker TJ Watt leaves the field after a victory against the Las Vegas Raiders in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

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PITTSBURG — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ charter flight following their Sunday night victory in Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Kansas City early Monday.

Team spokesman Burt Lauten said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that “everyone on the plane is safe and we are making the necessary plans to return to Pittsburgh more late in the day.”

KDKA TV, which has two reporters aboard the team plane, reported that the plane landed in Kansas City just before 5 a.m. BST. The station reported that the plane was suffering from an oil pressure failure in one of the engines.

The team was originally scheduled to arrive in Pittsburgh around 5:30 a.m. EDT after improving to 2-1 by holding off the Raiders.

Veteran defensive tackle Cam Heyward had a little fun with the situation, joking on X with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and pop star Taylor Swift that the team needed a trip to Pittsburgh. Swift attended Kansas City’s blowout win over Chicago on Sunday as Kelce’s guest.

The Steelers were released by head coach Mike Tomlin on Monday. They will travel to Houston on October 1.

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