After their Sunday Night Football victory over the Las Vegas Raiders, the Pittsburgh Steelers had to make an emergency landing on their flight home.
Multiple media outlets in Pittsburgh have reported that the plane was forced to land due to an oil pressure failure in an engine on the chartered Delta Airlines Airbus A330-900 they were trying to take home.
According to ESPN’s Steelers beat reporter Brooke PryorThe team has been on the plane since 10:30 p.m. PT on Sunday (1:30 a.m. PT on Monday).
Their replacement aircraft did not begin taxiing for takeoff until around 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 a.m. ET) and is not scheduled to land in Pennsylvania until 1:30 p.m. ET.
Several players tweeted during the ordeal, expressing frustration at not being able to get off the plane.
Pittsburgh Steelers players have been stuck on a plane in Kansas City for many hours