North Texas energy exec recovers cellphone that fell from plane

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston.

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported Thursday that Ben Wilson says his cellphone still works.

Wilson, who owns Gas Corp. of America in Wichita Falls, and a pilot were in a Beechcraft Bonanza returning home Monday.

Wilson says a pressure change caused the passenger door to slightly open. Wilson didn’t realize his cellphone fell out until after landing.

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Wilson and an employee used the Find My iPhone app and narrowed the search to near Jacksboro, more than 50 miles away.

The pair set out Tuesday, ended up in a rural pasture and located the cellphone under a mesquite tree.