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Steelers' charter flight home from Las Vegas makes emergency landing in Kansas City

Steelers’ charter flight home from Las Vegas makes emergency landing in Kansas City


Steelers’ charter flight home from Las Vegas makes emergency landing in Kansas City

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers are back in Pittsburgh after their charter flight home from Las Vegas was forced to make an early-morning emergency landing in Kansas City.

The flight from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh after the Steelers’ Sunday Night Football game win took off just after 9 p.m. local time.

KDKA-TV news crew of Rich Walsh and Ian Smith were onboard the plane and said the Airbus A330-900 landed just after 5 a.m. (Eastern Time) in Kansas City due to an oil pressure failure in one of the plane’s engines.

No one was injured and everyone was still on the plane while it was being inspected. Fire trucks were at the scene inspecting the plane. 

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KDKA Photojournalist Ian Smith


Steelers senior director of communications Burt Lauten said the team was making necessary plans to arrive back in Pittsburgh later Monday. 

The Steelers landed back in Pittsburgh shortly before 1:30 p.m. KDKA-TV’s Rich Walsh said they’re back in the ‘Burgh. 

Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, about the emergency landing, joking about it being due to a call made during Sunday night’s game against Minkah Fitzpatrick for roughing the passer.

Heyward went on to say that the Steelers might need a ride to Pittsburgh from Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, who are rumored to be dating. 

A spokesperson for KCI Airport tells KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City, that a replacement plane will be landing in Kansas City around 10 a.m. Eastern Time from Atlanta and the team will then be returning to Pittsburgh on that plane. 

Stay with KDKA-TV and KDKA.com for updates to this developing story as they become available.


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