Russian Plane Loses 3 Tons of Gold on Takeoff

Russian Plane Loses 3 Tons of Gold on Takeoff:

In the west there is “helicopter money.” In Russia, they do “airplane gold.”

Gems, precious metals and diamonds worth hundreds of millions rained over Russia’s coldest region when a Russian plane with ten tons of gold, platinum and diamonds lost a significant part of its cargo upon taking off from an airport in the Russian region of Yakutsk, famous for its rich natural resources and diamond deposits.

The precious rain then continued as the aircraft gained height.

The Nimbus Airlines AN-12 cargo plane hit problems during takeoff, resulting in a breach in the hull that allowed its precious cargo to fall all over the runway.

H/t reader eric:

“Whoops!

Now that IS funny.”

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