Canadian Woman's iPhone Survives 2500-Foot Fall From Airplane

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iPhones aren’t exactly known for their durability, which is why one Canadian woman was shocked when she discovered that her device had survived a 2500-foot fall from an airplane to the ground.

The miraculous stroke of luck occurred earlier this month, on August 1. According to Travel + Leisure, Jeannine Buck, who hails from Abbotsford, British Columbia, was taking pictures with the iPhone while flying in a small Cessna above Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Buck was reaching out the plane’s window when the phone blew out of her hand and plummeted to the earth below.

"My first thought was: 'What? Did that really just happen?'" Buck told the Abbotsford News.

Once Buck reached the ground, she searched for the iPhone using the “Find My Phone” app on another friend’s cell. They identified the device's general location, called it, and followed its ringtone.

Lo and behold, the phone was only slightly damaged, and still worked fine. “It was an absolute miracle,” Buck, who posted photos on Facebook to verify her tale, told the Abbotsford News.

Earlier that morning, Buck had changed her cell phone’s ringtone from the Bee Gees’ “Stayin' Alive” to Otis Redding whistling “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.” “I've since changed it back in honor of the phone's will to live," she joked to the paper.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

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