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Watch as a Porsche Flies Over a Barrier, Flips, Lands Upside-Down In Water - (Drivers Were Fine)
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Watch as a Porsche Flies Over a Barrier, Flips, Lands Upside-Down In Water - (Drivers Were Fine)

But for a spectacular crash, last weekend's Hellendorn Rally car racing event in the Netherlands might have gone unnoticed by most of the world.

mid-air porsche Image: YouTube

The Hellendorn-hosted rally is not exactly a top-of-mind racing event. However, the two-days of racing through the local city streets and across the countryside do provide ample opportunity for drivers of many different kinds of cars to compete.

Through the countryside of Hellendorn Image: Screen capture from Rally Media YouTube channel

Almost nobody knows who won any of the myriad races held at Hellendorn, but  thanks to the amateur video from racing fan Henri van de Goor, Harry Kleinjan - the driver of the now-totaled Porsche 911 seems to be going viral. Kleinjan was unhurt by the crash, but his car was destroyed.

Brakes locking up Image: YouTube

It happened as Kleinjan approached a severe right-hand turn on the rally course. As he attempted to brake and slow down his car, the brakes apparently locked up, and steering did as well.

mid-air porsche Image: YouTube

The speeding Porsche slammed into the wall at an estimated 60mph and was catapulted into the air, flipping over and landing on the roof in the canal that runs along part of the race course. Reportedly, Kleinjan and his co-driver were unhurt by the crash.

water impact is next Image: YouTube

Watch the Porsche 9-1-1 go from speeding race car to sinking watercraft in 44 seconds.

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