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(OAKLAND, Calif.) — A Southwest flight was forced to return and land in Oakland, California on Wednesday 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 flight landed safely at about 1:15 p.m. ET.

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.

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