Pressurization issue forces Southwest flight from SA into emergency landing

Flight 3556 was headed to Orlando when it was forced to land in Jacksonville

SAN ANTONIO – A pressurization issue during a Southwest Airlines flight from San Antonio to Orlando, Florida forced an emergency landing in Jacksonville, the airline said in a statement Tuesday.

In the statement to KSAT 12 sister station WKMG in Orlando, the airline said the captain safely landed and taxied the plane to the gate under its own power. None of the 133 passengers onboard were hurt in the incident.

Flight 3556, which departed San Antonio roughly 90 minutes late, eventually arrived in Orlando four hours behind the intended schedule after a second plane was put in to use to minimize their delay, the statement said. 

The statement added that the plane with issues was taken out of service so mechanics could inspect it and make the necessary repairs.

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