More than 170 gold bars and platinums fell out of a Russian cargo plane during takeoff on March 15 in the far-eastern city of Yakutsk, state media reported.
According to Russian news agency TASS, an An-12 cargo plane operated by the airline Nimbus carrying about nine tonnes of precious metals lost at least third of its cargo during takeoff from the Yakutsk airport, local investigators said in a statement.
Damage to a door handle caused it to fly open and spill some of the metal, the statement said.
Authorities, however, have recovered 172 gold bars weighing 3.4 tons, the state-run TASS quoted Interior Ministry officials as saying. No one was hurt in the incident.
The plane, a Soviet-designed An-12, had been heading to the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk with the cargo from a local mining company.
The aircraft, operated by the transport company Nimbus, conducted an emergency landing in the town of Magan about 12 kilometers from Yakutsk.
Doctors remove live cricket from man’s ear canal
Doctors at a hospital in Vietnam shared footage from an unusual case involving a cricket found living inside a man’s ear canal.
The doctors said the man came to the Hai Duong Hospital complaining of ear pain and a look inside his ear canal with an endoscope revealed the cause was a live cricket.
The footage shows the cricket digging around inside the man’s ear canal.
Doctors have successfully removed the cricket, and he is now recovering.
See the video Here.