08 Sep 2011
A military airplane crash in Chile this weekend was located with help from Find My iPhone, reports Gizmodo. The plane disappeared from radar and authorities were initially not able to find the CASA 212.
The crash point was located thanks to one of the victims’ relatives. The victim had an active iPhone at the time of the crash. Presumably out of desperation, the relative tried the Find My iPhone feature that Apple offers for iOS devices. Surprisingly, the phone appeared on the map in the computer, according to one of the military officials in charge of the search operation
The crash is thought to have been extreme because none of the aircraft pieces collected thus far have been bigger than 50 centimeters (20 inches). The plane was carrying 21 passengers; however, only the bodies of four individuals have been found so far. Due to poor weather conditions search teams are using two Proteus 1000 robots but military divers will start as soon as the conditions.
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