During Sunday Night Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a significant victory against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium.
However, the celebratory atmosphere took a temporary hit as a charter plane transporting members of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team from Las Vegas experienced an oil pressure failure in one of its engines, according to multiple reports.
Fortunately, there were no injuries reported, and team spokesperson Burt Lauten assured that all passengers were safe. Lauten also mentioned that the Steelers were making the necessary arrangements to return to Pittsburgh later in the day.
Reporters on the scene noted that the plane touched down in Kansas City just before 4 a.m., with fire trucks present as a precaution.
In a lighthearted response to the situation, defensive lineman Cam Heyward made a playful suggestion that the team should reach out to Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce and music sensation Taylor Swift for assistance in getting a ride back home.
The Steelers secured a 23-18 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, improving their season record to 2-1.
According to ESPN, head coach Mike Tomlin had already given the team Monday off before the plane encountered its technical difficulties. The team is expected to board another plane later today to return home.