Southwest flight out of Oakland circling over Calif. after landing gear issue

The Southwest media team said in an email that the flight departed Oakland about 6 a.m. for Chicago Midway with 139 passengers onboard.

Southwest Airlines Flight 2547 makes an emergency landing after circling for several hours at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Most of the passengers were booked onto other flights after they returned to Oakland and continued their trip to Chicago, but others chose to leave the flying for another day.

The 737 made one low pass past the Oakland airport tower at about 9:55 a.m. so that ground personnel could confirm the status of the landing gear.

A passenger said there was nervousness among the people on board.

Stasio says she will now go back home in San Francisco to "sleep it off", then fly out to Chicago tomorrow. No injuries were reported.

No cause has been given for what is wrong with the plane's landing gear.

The airport is in contact with the Alameda County Fire Department, officials said. But the plane landed safely without issues and there were no indications of any tire problems. The jet has reportedly encountered gear issues.

"Safety is of paramount importance", Southwest added in its statement.

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