It rained Gold and platinum in Siberia on March 15 when a routine takeoff from a Russian airport faced some issues.
The Nimbus Airlines AN-12 cargo had been carrying an estimated $378 million worth of gold, platinum, and diamonds belonging to the Canadian mining company Kinross Gold. While taking off from Yakutsk Airport on March 15, the plane’s cargo hatch opened, dropping almost 200 gold and platinum bars weighing a total of about 3.4 tons.
the cargo last most of the bars on Yakutsk Airport runway, yet the plane flew another 10 miles before it had to make an emergency landing at the Magan Airport, spilling more gold bars on the way.
The Russian news agency TASS stated that the ground crew at the airport may not have secured the cargo properly. Fortunately, there was no injuries by the falling 44-pound bars. nor any structural damage, as none of the bars hit any vehicles or structures.
In an attempted to recover the fallen cargo. The police secured the perimeter and announced that nearly all of the falling goods has been found.
According to the Financial Post, People hearing about this flew to Siberia from all around the globe looking for the remaining bars. Nobody claimed any findings yet.