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iPhone falls 16,000 ft from Alaska Airlines, remains in perfect condition

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 08 Jan 2024, 10:57 pm Print

iPhone falls 16,000 ft from Alaska Airlines, remains in perfect condition iPhone

Photo Courtesy: Seanathan Bates X page and screengrab grab from X

iPhone users can feel relaxed when it comes to the durability of the device and this was proved during the recent mid-air crisis faced by an Alaska Airlines flight from Portland in Oregon to Ontario in California which made an emergency landing after take-off after a window and a piece of fuselage blew out in midair.

The flight data showed the plane climbed to 16,000 ft (4,876 m) before returning to Portland International Airport, media reports said.

Now, a man's X post might give users of iPhone some moment to relax as he claimed he found the gadget still in aeroplane mode with half a battery, on the side of a road.

He also shared an image of the phone on X.

X user Seanathan Bates wrote: "Found an iPhone on the side of the road... Still in airplane mode with half a battery and open to a baggage claim for #AlaskaAirlines ASA1282 Survived a 16,000 foot drop perfectly in tact!"

"When I called it in, Zoe at @NTSB said it was the SECOND phone to be found. No door yet," he said.

Oregon mid-flight blowout

A passenger airline made an emergency landing in the US state of Oregon on Friday (January 5, 2023) after a section of its fuselage blew open mid-air.

The Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 returned to Portland 35 minutes into its flight to California after an outer section, including a window, fell, reported BBC.

The airline major said the aircraft landed safely back at Portland International Airport with 171 guests and 6 crew members.