3.4 tonnes on a runway in Siberia

3.4 tonnes on a runway in Siberia

3.4 tonnes of gold bars

Not a common sight. In March 2018, a Russian plane took off from eastern Siberia with the back door not secured, even though it was carrying a special load of 9.3 tonnes of gold bars. They fell out onto the runway after takeoff and 174 bars were recovered – that’s 3.4 tonnes of gold bars.