A pilot dropped an iPhone during takeoff while traveling at 50 mph. Airport staff were shocked to discover it was 'in perfect shape' and still worked
- A pilot accidentally dropped his
iPhoneonto the runway at 50 mph while taking off.
- When the runway was cleared, air traffic control dispatched staff to retrieve the
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Once the air traffic control tower was notified that there was a phone on the runway and ground crew were dispatched to retrieve it, staff were shocked to discover that the phone still worked and wasn't shattered or dented, in a video posted by VASAviation.
"It's in perfect shape and it works!" an operations worker said.
Air traffic control noted that the working phone would be a good endorsement for Apple's products.
"That thing has gotta be wrapped in like a concrete block or something," ground crew said. "No way an iPhone fell off a plane going 50-60 miles an hour and didn't break the screen."
People in the Youtube video's comment section also had fun with the situation.
"That gives 'AirDrop' a whole new meaning," one commenter said.
"If it was a Nokia 3310, they had to close runway for repair," another joked.
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