Scary C-5 Galaxy (almost hydroplaning) takeoff from a flooding runway

Hopefully, the U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy in this interesting video was eventually able to get airborne.

However, the amoung of extra drag caused by the rain on the runway and the risk of hydroplaning (and dirty water being injected in the engines) may have put the takeoff at risk.

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