Employees at Central Illinois Regional Airport searched high and low Friday to retrieve a passenger's missing $700 on a blustery day.
Seven $100 bills blew out of a passenger's hands on the front curb of the airport. After 45 minutes of searching, employees found five of the bills in the airport parking lot. Another employee retrieved a bill from the roof of the terminal building after a perceptive person spotted it from the airport authority offices. The final bill was scooped up on an aircraft ramp several hours later.
Employees recognized in an airport Facebook post include Deputy Burns, Zachary Smith and Brian Paccamonti.
We gotta ask...do you think this would happen at O'Hare? Deputy Burns and @FlyCIRA employee Brian P help recover $700 that blew out of a passenger's hands today on the front curb. It involved rooftops, aircraft ramps and windy parking lots. #happyending#FlyCIRApic.twitter.com/SpdCGuVlfC