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Here's how to find your iPhone if it falls from a plane

More a case of “when” rather than “if”, really.
Aug 1st 2015, 9:45 AM 12,600 17

Ben Wilson Ben Wilson proudly shows-off his iPhone. Source: Chris Walker/Wichita Falls Times Record News via AP

A TEXAS BUSINESSMAN used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 2,800 metres during a flight from Houston.

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported this week that Ben Wilson says his phone still works.

Wilson says he and a pilot were traveling home Monday in a Beechcraft Bonanza when a pressure change caused the passenger door to open slightly. Wilson didn’t realize his iPhone fell out until after landing.

Ben Wilson Like new. Source: Chris Walker/Wichita Falls Times Record News via AP

Wilson owns Gas Corporation of America in Wichita Falls. He and an employee used an app to narrow the search to near Jacksboro, more than 80 kilometres away.

The pair set on their search Tuesday, and ended up in a rural pasture.

They found the phone under a mesquite tree.

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