After the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Las Vegas Raiders, the team planned to fly home to Pittsburgh and relax. Instead, the team’s flight was diverted to Kansas City en route to Pittsburgh and the team stayed there Sunday night instead.
According to Steelers Senior Director of Communications Burt Lauten, everyone on the plane is fine and the team is making arrangements to fly to Pittsburgh early Monday morning.
Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward went on social media during the experience and after being asked noted that it was simply a mechanical issue with the plane and everyone was good.
Our team charter plane was unexpectedly diverted to Kansas City early this morning on our way back to Pittsburgh following our game in Las Vegas. Everyone on the plane is safe, and we are making necessary plans to arrive back in Pittsburgh later today.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) September 25, 2023
The Steelers probably didn’t need any more excitement after their thrilling 23-18 win over the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. The game came down to the final moments before Pittsburgh cornerback Levi Wallace sealed the win with an interception.