Lucky woman finds iPhone 5s alive and well after dropping it out of a plane

Lucky woman finds iPhone 5s alive and well after dropping it out of a plane
In what has been described as an "absolute miracle", a Canadian woman dropped an iPhone 5s out of a flying plane, and found it later in a surprisingly good condition.

Jeannine Buck of Abbotsford, British Columbia, was flying in a small Cessna plane at about 2,500 feet (760 meters) up in the air over a vast, beautiful park (Stanley Park, Vancouver). She started snapping photos of the surroundings out of an open window, when the strong wind grabbed the iPhone from her hand and hastily sent it towards the ground. Fortunately, the handset hit tree branches before actually reaching the ground, and this may have very well saved it.

A few hours after dropping the 5s, the woman had to resort to a friend's phone and the Find My iPhone app to locate her device. When she finally found it, she discovered that it was fully functional, with only minor scuffs - no broken screen or anything like that. It does look like the iPhone, pictured below after being recovered, was protected by a case, but it's still pretty amazing that it survived.

After recovering the iPhone, Jeannine Buck changed her ringtone to Bee Gees' classic Stayin' Alive (a song that she had used as a ringtone before). Makes sense, right?


sources: AbbyNews, Facebook via Cnet

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x

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