Southwest Airlines flight 2547 had to return and make an emergency landing at Oakland International Airport, California, on December 23.
According to the airline, “After takeoff, the captain in command made the decision to return to Oakland to check a maintenance item on the aircraft.” It is believed that the plane, that was heading to Chicago at the time, experienced a landing gear issue.
The plane circled over Oakland to burn off excess fuel before landing safely. All 139 passengers aboard remained unharmed.
The plane was taken out of service.