The stray phone was found two days later under a tree in Jacksboro, Texas
You can't make this stuff up.
Ben Wilson of Wicihita Falls was on his way from Houston to Kickapoo Airport in his private plane when pressure change caused a door latch to crack open a few inches. Just enough space for his iPhone to slide through, sending it plummeting 9,300 feet to the ground.
Now, you'd forgive most people if they just gave up there and then, getting straight on the phone to the insurance company to see if they're covered for a flying smartphone.
But Ben Wilson had faith, coupled with the Find My iPhone app. He logged into the iCloud and managed not only to learn that the phone was still alive, but was still able to send and receive calls, and was sitting pretty just outside Joplin, Texas.
Armed with a satellite image and an old fashioned map, Wilson and his friend went looking for the phone. As he approached the location, Wilson jumped over a fence and found himself face to face with a donkey. Unfazed, his eagle eyes spotted the iPhone nearby in the field.
Wilson was rewarded with a fully functioning and unscathed iPhone, in one piece and with just a couple of scratches. The donkey earned some gingersnaps.