But with pax on board. And not on purpose. And they broke runway lights. Yikes. Don't let the article fool you, they didn't "almost" run out of runway, pictures of broken runway lights are floating around but have been taken down at 2 sources in just a few minutes, because Russia. Video in the link below:
Interesting they take some lights with them on a 2+ hour flight (to the outstation no less) and didn't bother to get the bird checked out. Oh well, not like they flew from Miami to Doha with lights stuck to the airframe.
S7 BOEING 737 ALMOST RAN OUT OF RUNWAY DURING TAKEOFF AT MOSCOW AIRPORT
CATARINA MADUREIRAAUGUST 8, 2019
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A Boeing 737-800 of S7 Airlines, registration VQ-BKV and performing flight S7-263 from Moscow Domodedovo to Simferopol, almost ran out of runway during takeoff. After it overran the end of the runway 32L the aircraft continued the scheduled flight and landed in Simferopol 2:10 hours later.
A later runway inspection at Moscow Domodedovo Airport found that five lighting units were destroyed during the takeoff, with broken glass scattered all around. After arriving in Simferopol, the 737 was submitted to an inspection that showed three tyres had been damaged and the landing gear had glass embedded.