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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." 

Cyclist November 28, 2012 at 06:35 PM
"Porsche Cayman, you are clear to take off on runway 36."
Tim92562 November 28, 2012 at 06:36 PM
this is insane... more info please? Any chance we can get surveillance video?
Jamie Stell November 28, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Dibs on the car! I mean ...he obviously didn't want it, right?
Melissa November 28, 2012 at 06:56 PM
LOL! This is too funny. Obviously could've been a tragedy but glad nobody got hurt. It's quite amusing the things people do. I'd love to know their reason why!
Tim92562 November 28, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Nuke Negro you are an idiot.
SA November 28, 2012 at 07:36 PM
What great publicity for Porsche…. I wonder if the President of Porsche, Martin Winterkon, got news of this and if he did I hope he did a fence and said “it cleared dos fence”…
SA November 28, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Tim you are right!
Richard Roble November 28, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Obviously a Flux-Capacitor malfunction. Check Pine Valley Nov. 1955.
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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