The plane with ten tons of gold, platinum and diamonds lost part of its cargo after taking off from Yakutsk airport today.
The Nimbus Airlines AN-12 cargo plane hit problems during takeoff; the treasures fell out of the hold all over the runway. The value of the load was put at 21 billion roubles.
The crew decided to land at the nearby airport of Magan, some 26 kilometres north-west of Yakutsk. Police sealed off the runway and a vast search is underway. Read more at Siberian Times.