Man's iPhone Miraculously Still Works After Falling From a Plane Over Texas

Aug 01, 2015

A Texas man used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell 9,300 ft. (2,834 m) from a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane on a flight from Houston.

The phone fell out of the aircraft during a Monday flight, when a pressure change caused the door to open slightly. The owner of the phone, Ben Wilson, a Texas businessman, used the Find My iPhone app to locate the phone. They found it with a map and a satellite image.

"It was by the side of the road south of Jacksboro, under a mesquite tree," Wilson told the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas. "It was in one piece, scratched a bit on the corners but it still worked," he said.

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