Saskatchewan

Rescue crew called after military pilot leaves binder on runway

A military pilot who flew from Regina to Moose Jaw recently had a nagging feeling that he had left a zip-up binder behind. Turns out he was right.

No damage at Regina airport, Transport Canada report says

CT-155 Hawks are used by the NATO flying training in Canada program to train pilots. (Cpl. Robert Bottrill/RCAF)

A military pilot who flew from Regina to Moose Jaw recently had a nagging feeling that he had left a zip-up binder behind.

Worse, maybe he had left it on the runway.

So, on the afternoon of June 12, he called the tower to ask about it.

Turns out he was right — the crew of a WestJet flight spotted a "foreign object" on the runway as it was taking off. 

The aircraft rescue and fire fighting unit was sent onto the runway to retrieve it. They confirmed it was the binder.

There was no damage done and "no operational impact" according to a Transport Canada report on the incident released this week.

The military pilot was in one of two CT-155 Hawk aircraft making the trip the trip that day.

The Hawks are used by student pilots at the NATO flying training in Canada program at Moose Jaw's 15 Wing airbase.

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