I Can't Believe This Plane Was Able to Take Off In the Middle of This Sea of Mud

The place: a runway completely flooded with the thickest mud in Bodaybo, Irkutsk region, Russia (where else). The plane: an Antonov An-24. The situation: the An-24 starts take off but it seems it can't gain much speed because of the drag caused by the mud. It looks like it's going to fail big time. »10/24/12 11:27pm10/24/12 11:27pm