Brazilian documentary director Ernesto Galiotto experienced what would have been some people’s worst nightmare: dropping their smartphone from a plane. Incredibly, not only did Mr. Galiotto’s iPhone survive the fall, but he also recorded a video of the whole thing.
The director and environmentalist was flying to a beach in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro on Friday when he put his iPhone 6S out of the window of the small airplane to capture some images, news website reports 9 to 5 Mac. The strong wind dropped his phone and Mr. Galiotto initially thought he had lost it forever.
A video she shared on YouTube shows the moment Mr. Galiotto dropped the phone. The video was captured by a camera in the cabin of the single-engine plane.
While the director first thought he had lost his phone forever, when he used GPS tracking to verify his location, he found that he had landed near a beach. He headed to the location to retrieve his smartphone and was surprised to see that he had survived the 300-meter (984 ft) drop.
Mr. Galiotto found his iPhone 6 intact, with only minor damage to the screen protector and cover.
Even more surprisingly, the phone’s built-in camera recorded the drop, which lasted 15 seconds.
“In 15 seconds, it [the device] touch the ground. It was about 200 meters from the water, “Galiotto said according to G1 reports.” He fell with the screen down and continued filming for an hour and a half. I think the sun recharged it, because when we got to retrieve the phone, it still had 16% charge on Saturday. “
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