iPhone Survives Skydiving 1,000 Feet Without a Parachute

Miraculously, the owner of said iPhone was able to locate the handset on the side of the road in tall grass using Apple's Find My iPhone feature. Even more amazing: the handset still worked.

If you had the opportunity to tour your hometown in a vintage airplane, you'd probably reach for your smartphone to snap a few photos, right?

As one woman can now attest, that's maybe not the best decision. According to a report from Iowa's Who TV, Sarvinder Naberhaus was flying over Aimes, Iowa with friend Donna Johnson earlier this month in a historic open cockpit biplane when she pulled out her iPhone to document the unique adventure. The strong wind ripped the iPhone right from her hand and sent the handset plummeting around 1,000 feet to the ground below.

In such an instance, one might assume that they'd never see their phone again. In the rare case it was actually recovered, the handset would be completely shattered from such a drop, right?

Luckily for Naberhaus, this story has a surprisingly happy ending.

Miraculously, the woman was able to locate the device on the side of the road in tall grass using Apple's Find My iPhone feature. Even more amazing is the fact the iPhone still worked!

"I literally went into shock," friend Johnson told WhoTV. "'I asked this [sic] is this for real? Is that the same phone?'" and I said 'this is a miracle phone, you can't drop a phone 1,000 feet and have it still work!'"

If you accidentally drop your phone from a plane, just sign into iCloud or the Find My iPhone app to see your missing device on a map. Find My iPhone displays the locations of any connected iOS devices currently turned on.

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