WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet 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 open slightly. Wilson didn't realize his cellphone fell out until after landing.
Wilson owns Gas Corp. of America in Wichita Falls. He and an employee used the Find My iPhone app to narrow the search to near Jacksboro, about 50 miles away.
The pair found the cellphone Tuesday under a mesquite tree.
Wilson said his iPhone was in a Mophie battery case. Only the battery portion of the case was missing.