Runway littered with gold bars after plane loses cargo over Russian Federation

Gladys Abbott
March 16, 2018

The aircraft - operated by a carrier identified as Nimbus - had taken off at 12:50 local time on 15 March, according to the eastern Siberia transport division of the federal Investigative Committee.

Issues began at takeoff, when the plane's door immediately fell off, showering the runway with gold, platinum, and diamonds.

A U.S. soldier directs a U.S. military cargo plane as it taxies at the airport of Port-au-Prince in Haiti on January, 19, 2010.

A Canadian mining company was shipping out about 200 bars of gold and silver earlier today when their was a problem.

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AFP, quoting the local interior ministry, said that a total of 172 bars weighing around 3.4 tonnes were recovered. According to the Mash Telegram channel, the whole cargo is worth the hefty sum of 21.6 billion rubles (US$380 million).

Local witnesses reported that the photos were gold, platinum, and gems. A map containing detailed directions to the treasure site was circulated online. However, all the bars have now been collected, a law enforcement source told TASS. "Is there anyone from Yakutsk?" "Siri, find tickets for the next flight from Moscow to Yakutsk", one man wrote.

According to Stash Investments LLC, Kinross Gold Corporation is the sixth largest gold producer in the world, holding mines in Russia, Brazil, Ghana, Mauritania, and the United States.

It says that it was bound for Krasnoyarsk and then onwards to the Kupol gold mine in the north-east of the country.

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