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CHP: Driver Launches Porsche Off French Valley Runway

A tan Porsche Cayman was allegedly driven off the French Valley Airport runway at speeds exceeding 100 mph, according to a report from California Highway Patrol.

A Porsche was reportedly launched from the French Valley Airport runway near Murrieta late Sunday, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.

Temecula Area CHP Spokesperson Nathan Baer said that at about 11:05 p.m. Sunday, a tan 2012 Porsche Cayman allegedly "raced northbound up the runway, at speeds estimated at more than 100 mph."

During the "unusual occurrence," Baer said the Porsche, which is registered to a Temecula man, did not stop at the end of the runway.

"...Rather it launched off of the embankment," Baer said. 

"The Porsche...grazed the top of the airport fence and landed in the number one eastbound lane of Auld Road...(It) continued traveling in a northerly direction across Auld Road and came to rest in a field."

Upon CHP officers' arrival at the crash site, Baer said the driver was nowhere to be found.

"The wife of the registered owner claimed that she did not know where her husband was. Investigating officers were unable to locate the registered owner after the collision and the registered owner has not contacted the CHP." 

Mr. Logical November 29, 2012 at 12:35 AM
What a waste of a good automobile. Maybe he lent it to a friend.
Michael December 01, 2012 at 09:20 PM
It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's a CAR. They weren't lying about the flying car of the future. He's probably a big fan of Phineas and Ferb and found out how to rig his car to fly.
Michael December 01, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I also heard that he was pilot. Does he not realize he wasn't in the correct transportation vehicle to fly. Attention passengers: Your flight has been delayed. First off, your airplane turned out to be a car and was too small for all you to fit in. Second, your pilot already took off. Third, now the plane is crashed and your pilot is nowhere to be found. Sorry for the incovience. That would be funny to hear that on the annoucement.
Brenda February 04, 2013 at 11:03 PM
LOL Michael. I was wondering if anyone ever caught the guy? Or they got the flying car? Hhehe

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