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US man finds ‘still working’ phone that fell 9,300 ft from plane

Ben Wilson dropped his phone from the flight he was on; the phone fell 9,300 feet, yet was found working.

Witchita Falls/texas | Published: July 31, 2015 8:51:24 am
iphone, texas man finds phone, us man finds phone, phone fell from plane, texas news, iphone news, witchita falls, american finds phone, world news The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported that Ben Wilson says his cellphone still works. (Representational Photo)

A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet (2,835 meters) during a flight from Houston.

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported Thursday that Ben Wilson says his cellphone 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 slightly open. Wilson didn’t realize his cellphone fell out until after landing.

Wilson, who owns Gas Corporation of America, and an employee used an app to narrow the search to near Jacksboro, more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.

The pair set on their search Tuesday, and ended up in a rural pasture. They found the cellphone under a mesquite tree.

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