Gold on the ground after a Russian plane takeoff in Siberia

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Each bar is believed to weigh 20kg. There were almost nine tonnes on the ground. Some sources told about diamonds and platinum too. Police sealed off the area. After the accident, the crew of the aircraft decided to return to the airport, landing safely in the village of Magan, 12 kilometers from Yakutsk. Stanislav Borodyuk, a representative from the Kinross Gold company, whose filial was accountable for the precious metal development in the region, said that these were actually doré bars that consist of 70 percent of either gold or silver.

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Gold on the ground in the airport

The whole cargo has been collected, there are no losses, so the issue of insurance is not applicable. The cargo belonged to Chukota Mining and Geological company. Some 75% of shares belong to Canadian Kinross Gold company, which is one of the ten largest gold mining companies in the world, owning projects in Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia and the United States. No one of the plane’s crew members was injured in the accident. Technical engineers at the airport who prepared it for takeoff have been detained.

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