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

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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
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  • A pilot accidentally dropped his iPhone onto the runway at 50 mph while taking off.
  • When the runway was cleared, air traffic control dispatched staff to retrieve the phone.
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As the pilot of a Seminole airplane in Orlando, Florida, sped down the runway, he dropped his phone out of the plane while traveling at 50 mph.

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.

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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."

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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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