Apple iPad saves two plane crash survivors from freezing to death
Chief James Serafin with the Bear Creek Volunteer Hose Company told CNN that the area where the plane went down is not known to have many survivors because of the terrain. “From what I hear and see, you don’t really hear of survivors, especially in the area that they crashed, it’s very heavily wooded. They had to go through trees and everything else.” After pinging the last location of the plane, rescue teams used a grid pattern to try and find the wreck.
Rescue crews were able to identify the pilot and once they had his name, they contacted his wife who had been waiting for her husband and daughter at the destination. The Wife gave rescuers her husband’s cell phone number and Chief Serafin explained that “They (the rescue team) were able to ping the cell phone and they found out that the daughter had an iPad.”
The father and daughter were both found in a pre-hypothermic state and suffered minor injuries. CNN says because of their injuries, they both remain in the hospital. Luckily, there were no fatalities and the FAA is investigating the crash.
So as far as we can tell, this incident marks the first time that an Apple iPad was instrumental in saving a life. And we are not getting too melodramatic about this since it seems that the father and daughter were already in a pre-hypothermic state when discovered.
The pandemic helped iPad revenue rise over 34% on an annual basis in fiscal 2021
The iPad did do plenty of heavy lifting last year when the pandemic broke. Employees working at home purchased iPads so that they could work from home while students learning remotely did the same thing. And at the end of the day, when work was over and homework was completed, the same iPad was used to stream movies, play games, chat with friends, and more.