How Was This Plane Even Able To Take Off In 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.

It keeps going and going and things keep getting worse and worse but, at the end, it finally pulls it off. Well played, Russians. [English Russia]