Southwest Flight With 'Landing Gear Issue' Touches Down Safely in Oakland

Flight 2547 took off from Oakland and was in a holding pattern.

— -- A Southwest flight that left Oakland was forced to return and land in Oakland today over a “landing gear issue,” the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Southwest Flight 2547 took off from Oakland but was then in a holding pattern over the Oakland airport, burning fuel, the FAA told ABC News. The plane landed “without incident” at 10:14 a.m. PT, the FAA said.

The airport is in contact with the Alameda County Fire Department, officials said.

Southwest said the flight had been destined for Chicago with 139 passengers on board.