When he picked up the phone, there was not even a scratch on it, he says, and nothing happened except the dust stuck to the back of the outerbox case. The U.S. pilot lost his iPhone at 11,250 feet. He was filming the beautiful clouds he saw during the flight from outside the plane’s side window. The incident happened while his Diamond DA40 was flying from Colorado Springs to Atlanta.
He discovered earlier that if the side windows of the aircraft could open on the flight and there was such a way to take pictures without distorting the large plexiglass canopy of the aircraft. Opening these windows while flying creates a very strong airflow.
Anything holding this slipstream will be pulled. Although David took ‘hundreds of pictures’ this way, he lost his iPhone that day through this open window.
The next morning when David tried to delete the data on the lost phone, he realized that the iPhone had delivered its morning message from ‘Near Bright Arkansas’. Then out of curiosity, David decided to fly to Arkansas to see if he could find the phone.
He found it after hours of searching in the soybean field where the phone finally handed over the location. When he picked up the phone, there was not even a scratch on it, he says, and nothing happened except the dust stuck to the back of the outer-box case.
David notes that the Defender Series case he bought in 2018 greatly protected his iPhone from a fall of 11,250 feet. He mentions iPhone worked properly after charging and even the battery did not find any damage by the impact of the crash.