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Exact phone case that saved iPhone that dropped 16,000 feet from the Alaska Airlines flight revealed

Exact phone case that saved iPhone that dropped 16,000 feet from the Alaska Airlines flight revealed

Could this be the most reliable phone case ever?

If you're in the market for a new phone case, look absolutely no further.

The exact phone case that saved an iPhone after it dropped 16,000 feet from the Alaska Airlines flight that saw a door plug blow out mid-flight has been revealed.

Forget five star reviews, this is surely the ultimate accolade.

A few weeks ago, an Alaska Airlines flight had a near miss when a cabin door plug blew out mid-flight.

The Boeing 737 Max 9 departed from Portland to California on a Friday evening (January 5) but was forced to return around half an hour into the trip after a window - as well as a piece of the outer fuselage - blew out.

Thankfully, all 177 passengers and crew onboard the flight were returned to Portland safely following an emergency landing.

However, as a result of the huge hole in one side of the plane, two phones were found to have fallen out of the aircraft.

A cabin door plug blew out mid-flight during an Alaska Airlines flight on 5 January.

Considering the flight was travelling at 16,000 feet, it felt pretty unlikely that the phones survived. In fact, we wouldn't even expect to find them in one piece.

But, it turns out that one of the smartphones was still working when it was discovered, which is pretty impressive.

Incredibly, the phone was found on the side of the road by a passerby.

Seanathan Bates found the phone and was stunned that it was still functional.

Taking to social media, Seanathan posted: "Found an iPhone on the side of the road... Still in airplane mode with half a battery and open to a baggage claim for #AlaskaAirlines ASA1282. Survived a 16,000 foot drop perfectly in tact!

The phone still worked despite the drop.

"When I called it in, Zoe at @NTSB said it was the SECOND phone to be found. No door yet."

Ever since people discovered that the phone had been saved, they've been desperate to know the exact case that managed to protect it.

And now we have the answers.

Phone case manufacturer Spigen has revealed that the phone was protected by one of its cushioned cases.

Replying to Bates' message on X (formerly Twitter) - and even providing receipts - they revealed the case in question is the Cryo Armor model, which has “military-grade certified drop protection via Air Cushion Technology".

The case is available for $65 (£51) or you can buy it for $25 (£19) on Amazon.

While it's yet to receive any reviews over on the Spigen website, we're pretty sure surviving a 16,000 foot fall would trump them all anyway!

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@strawberr.vy / X/@SeanSafyre

Topics: Technology, Travel