Published: Sep 14, 2010 5:26 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 14, 2010 5:20 PM EDT

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Southwest Florida International Airport due to a pressure problem in the plane, according to a spokesperson at RSW.

Flight 778 was flying from Fort Lauderdale to Austin.

A spokesperson for Southwest said as the plane was climbing, the cabin altitude alert light came on.

The 737 landed safely in Fort Myers at 2:24.

A spokesperson at RSW tells WINK three passengers were transported to the hospital. Several others were treated on scene.

The remaining passengers were accommodated by Southwest Airlines.