Gold rains in Russia after plane hatch opens

Gold runway
The aircraft was carrying more than $500 million worth of platinum, gold and diamonds. Photo credit: RT/Russian social media

Tonnes of gold have fallen out of the sky in Russia after a cargo plane malfunctioned in mid-air.

The aircraft was carrying more than $500 million worth of platinum, gold and diamonds when the hatch flew open - sending the precious metals plummeting back to Earth.

Police have sealed off the runway, located in the eastern Yakutsk region.

RT reports the cargo belonged to the Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, and was not a botched attempt at a heist.

A map showing where to find the 172 bars of gold was circulating online, but officials said the gold was all accounted for.

Newshub.