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Orlando-bound Southwest flight makes emergency landing

Plane diverts to Jacksonville due to pressurization issue

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Southwest Airlines flight headed to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing Monday evening in Jacksonville because of a performance issue with the airplane, officials said.

Flight 3566, traveling from San Antonio to Orlando, safely diverted to Jacksonville to address a pressurization issue that developed in mid-flight, officials said. None of the 133 passengers was injured. One of the passengers on the plane gave News 6 photos from inside the cabin, showing oxygen masks being deployed. 

"The plane landed and taxied to a gate under its own power," the airline said in a statement. "While our customers waited inside the airport and employees assisted them with affected travel plans, another aircraft was brought in to minimize their delay and get them to Orlando."

The aircraft was taken out of service for inspection, the airline said.

The passengers, who had departed San Antonio about 90 minutes late, ultimately arrived in Orlando about four hours behind schedule.

Southwest apologized for the delay. Passengers will be given flight vouchers to apply towards their next trip, according to the airline.

Videos from inside the plane are embedded below.

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