iPhone survives 300m fall from plane

ENVIRONMENTALIST Ernesto Galiotto dropped his iPhone out of the window of a plane and found the next day that it had survived the 300m fall.

The phone even managed to record the 15-second fall until it hit the ground.

The events took place when he was the passenger of a plane flying over Praia do Pero, in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The flight was to celebrate the renewal of blue flags recognising the quality of the beaches in the area. He was saying that he couldn’t see the flags when he dropped his camera out of the window. This was recorded by the plane’s internal camera.

Thanks to a friend, he was able to track the phone’s GPS location and retrieve it.

When found, it was still working and showed very little damage.

In a statement to newspaper G1, he explained that the phone had fallen, face down, about 200 metres from the water and despite filming for an hour and a half, still had 16 per cent charge.

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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.