(BBC) – There has been shock at an airport in far east Russia after bars of precious metal rained down onto the runway.
A plane laden with tonnes of gold-silver alloy was taking off from Yakutsk airport in Siberia when a loading hatch broke off.
Some 200 bars, each weighing about 20kg (44 pounds), were then scattered across the runway.
All of the bars have now been recovered, a spokesman for the Canadian mine owner told news agency Interfax.
Each bar is believed to weigh 20kg
Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the accident.