This MacBook Air Fell 1,000 Feet – And Survived!

Posted in Apple News, Mac on 10/02/2015 by Chris Hauk


The South African pilot of a light plane was flying along at 1,000 feet when the canopy of his plane flew open, dumping his flying license, logbook, and GASP! his MacBook Air into the fields below. Total loss for the MacBook, right? Well…

This MacBook Air Fell 1,000 Feet - And Survived!

Left, a Sport Cruiser aircraft of the same type; right, the MacBook Air after the fall – 9to5Mac


Admittedly it didn’t emerge entirely unscathed. Pilot and Reddit user Av80r reports that the unibody casing was bent, the glass trackpad shattered and the cooling fans were damaged, but the screen remained intact and the MacBook continues to work …

This MacBook Air Fell 1,000 Feet - And Survived!

Av8or’s MacBook and pilot paperwork were found by a farmer, who contacted the pilot via Facebook, where arrangements were made to return the precious MacBook Air and paperwork.

This MacBook Air Fell 1,000 Feet - And Survived!

As you can see in the photos, the MacBook Air is a bit worse for the wear, but how would you look if you fell 1,000 feet?


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.