Apple’s iPad has been recently credited for potentially saving the lives of a father and daughter following a plane crash. The 58-year old father and his 13-year old daughter were the only passengers in a two-seater single-engine Cessna 150 plane that took off from Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania.

However, shortly after its departure, the plane went missing on radar which prompted authorities to begin searching for them. Speaking to CNN, Chief James Serafin with the Bear Creek Volunteer Hose Company said that the area the plane had crashed in was heavily wooded and it was a miracle that they survived.

The rescue team managed to get the phone number of the father from the wife and according to Serafin, “They (rescue team) were able to ping the cell phone and they found out that the daughter had an iPad and with certain iPads, you’re able to ping signals to it and once we got that coordinate, that’s where we located them.”

“They were huddled with each other trying to keep each other warm.” The father and daughter duo were discovered in pre-hypothermic state and had minor injuries, but were still alive. They have since been sent to the hospital and are still recovering.

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