The Pittsburgh Steelers had a scary moment when their flight back home had to make an emergency landing in Kansas City early on Monday morning.
This happened after they won a game against the Las Vegas Riders on Sunday. According to KDKA News, a Pittsburg CBS affiliate with two reporters on board, the plane Delta Airlines flight 8867 had to land in Kansas City at around 5:00 a.m. local time because one of the engines had an oil pressure problem. Fortunately, a new plane was sent to take the team back to Pittsburgh safely.
Burt Lauten, who is in charge of communication for the Steelers, shared an update with fans on X. He said that the team’s plane was unexpectedly redirected to Kansas City early this morning as they were coming back to Pittsburg after their game in Las Vegas. He also mentioned that everyone on the plane is okay, and they are making the arrangements needed to get back to Pittsburg later today.
Cam Heyward cracked jokes amidst an emergency landing situation
On another note, Cam Heyward, a defensive player on the team, seemed to be in a positive mood even after the emergency landing. He made a joke about the rumor of a possible relationship between Talyor Swift and Travis Kelce, the tight end for Kansas City.
He also made a playful comment suggesting that the unplanned stop was related to a penalty called against safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in the game. According to NBC News, the head coach, Mike Tomlin, gave the Steelers a day off on Monday. Their next game is on October 1st against the Houston Texans. which will be played in Houston.
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s dating rumors amid the emergency chaos
Despite their speculations about their romantic involvement, Taylor Swift, known for the song “Shake It Off”, was seen attending a football game where Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs player, was playing against the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium.
This happened shortly after Kelce walked about inviting Swift to the game while on The Pat McAfee Show podcast. He playfully teased that he “threw the ball in her court” after he saw her perform at Arrowhead Stadium during her Eras Tour.
Even though Taylor Swift has a packed schedule with her getting ready to re-release her incredibly successful album, “1989”, a source revealed to PEOPLE that she was up for a fun night out; the source explained that Taylor is currently very focused on her work and spending time with her girlfriends. However, when Travis invited her to the game, she happily agreed to go.
Even though they have not openly discussed their relationships, Kelce has mentioned Swift in different interviews.
A few weeks after attending one of Taylor’s Wras Tour concerts, Kelce shared that he tried but unfortunately failed to meet Swift after the show. In his podcast called New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, which he co-hosts with his brother Jason.
He explained how he was disappointed because she does not chat with people before or after the performances since she needs to save her voice for the 44 songs she sings.
He also revealed that he had a plan to give Taylor a special bracelet with his number on it, as there were friendship bracelets at her concert, but he could not do it.