Southwest Airlines flight diverted to JAX

Flight to Orlando had pressurization issue

(Southwest Airlines)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Jacksonville International Airport late Monday night. There were 133 passengers on board flight 3556 from San Antonio to Orlando. Nobody was hurt.

A representative for Southwest Airlines says there was a performance issue with the plane. It was only described as a "pressurization issue."

A passenger told our sister station WKMG the plane made a rapid descent and the oxygen masks even dropped.

The plane landed and taxied to a gate under its own power. The flight eventually left about and hour and a half later to Orlando, where it arrived just before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The plane was taken out of service so the crew can inspect it and make repairs.