US man finds iPhone that fell 16,000 feet from Alaska Airlines flight - and it still works

An American man says he found an iPhone that appears to have been sucked out of an Alaska Airlines plane after part of its fuselage blew off mid-flight.

Oregon man Sean Bates says he found the phone sitting under a bush and it was still pretty clean with no scratches on it.

"It didn't have a screen lock on it, so I opened it up and it was on airplane mode with travel confirmation and baggage claim for Alaska 1282," Bates said.

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