A fully loaded Russian cargo plane barely takes off from Australian runway. The control tower jokes until they realize how close to disaster it was.
Cleared for Smirnoff......
I am sure there would have been trouble if they cut the grass closer to the runway. That's either a very good, or very lucky pilot. That was a one
way trip, there was no margin if they wanted to abort the takeoff.
This may have been a MAUW (Maximum All Up Weight) take off where you leave the plane on the ground to the last minute