There’s gold in them there crappers! Yesterday, an aircraft maintenance crew at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India were conducting routine maintenance on the lavatory of a Jet Airways Boeing 737 when they were stunned to find two bags containing a stash of 24 solid gold bars in the airplane’s bathroom.
“It was quite a surprise. The bars were packed in bags so we did not immediately know what it was. The bags were inspected and found to be gold.”
The flight had traveled from Mumbai to Thailand’s capital Bangkok, before returning to Kolkata for the night. Officials said the bars weighed 53 pounds and appeared to have originated from the United Arab Emirates. The value of the bars was estimated to be $1.2 million dollars.