Here’s an excerpt from Aviation Safety Net I think you’ll find interesting. I’m reminds of plane spotting on the Playground at KMIA!
A Boeing 777-3DZER, registration A7-BAC, suffered substantial damage when it struck the approach lighting system runway lights during takeoff from Miami International Airport, Florida.
Qatar Airways flight QR778 started taxying from Gate D14 at Miami Airport at 20:18 hours local time. The aircraft taxied via taxiway Sierra and entered runway 9 at intersection T1 for departure. Runway length available from this point was about 2610 m.
The underbelly of the aircraft impacted approach lighting system runway lights during takeoff at 20:32 hours. The approach lighting system was located 2950 m from the point where the aircraft entered the runway.
The flight continued to the destination Doha Airport, Qatar and landed without incident some 13,5 hours later.
The FAA reported that an inspection revealed damage that was described as substantial.