Southwest plane lands abruptly at Oakland airport

A Southwest airliner with 52 people aboard made an abrupt landing this morning after the nose gear malfunctioned just after takeoff.

Flight 614 to San Diego took off at 7 a.m. with 52 passengers and five crewmembers aboard, said Southwest spokeswoman Marilee McInnis. At about 7:20 a.m., the pilot reported that the nose landing gear of the Boeing 737 would not retract, and requested permission to land back at Oakland, Port of Oakland spokeswoman Marilyn Sandifur said.

The landing was considered a “standard” landing, Sandifur said. Other planes scheduled to land had to wait, but not for more than two minutes, she said.

The flight landed without incident at runway 29 at Oakland Airport, and taxied back to its gate, Sandifur said. The passengers were put on the next flight to San Diego, McInnis said.

The cause of the landing gear malfunction has not yet been determined, McInnis said.

amartin@examiner.com  

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