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Watch A Flying Lincoln Town Car Spectacularly Crash Down San Francisco’s Sanchez Street Stairs

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How many times do humans have to learn that full-size Lincolns don’t fly well? In October 1979, American stuntman Kenny Powers (not the one you’re thinking of) tried to fly a rocket-powered Lincoln Continental across the St. Lawrence River with predictable results. Almost 44 years later, media outlet SFist reports that someone sent a Lincoln Town Car off San Francisco’s Sanchez Street stairs, also with predictable results. Oh, and like the infamous Super Jump, this latest incident was captured on video. Take a look:

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Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a shocking crash, but with pedestrians, traffic, parked cars, and several tons of concrete in the area, this is as close as the Town Car driver could’ve come to sticking the landing. The area was clear of people, the car rotated ass-over-face, a tree helped break the fall, and the only vehicle the Lincoln hit was a second-generation BMW X3 that received a love tap on the bumper and a showering of falling tree debris. With the miracles of modern paintless dent repair and the relative inexpensiveness of plastic parts, there’s a good chance that thing isn’t totaled.

The San Francisco Fire Department has confirmed that this was a no-injury crash both on Twitter, which might not be Twitter anymore, and to SFist, a media outlet whose name can be read two ways. Granted, the no-injury status of this crash might be due to how everyone in the Town Car dipped pretty much as soon as they returned to terra firma. Still, everyone involved walked away, so you didn’t just watch someone die on video. Oh, and speaking of video, Twitter user BlueyAnon posted some footage of the run-up to this Town Car’s fateful end.

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Man, talk about blowing a braking point. Now look, I like playing Driver: San Francisco as much as the next guy, but those scenarios of leaping through Bay Area streets just aren’t realistic. Stunt jumps don’t typically exist in real life for a reason — it’s incredibly easy to get hurt or killed when launching a vehicle through the air, as the landing’s what typically gets you. Everyone involved here, save for perhaps the owner of that BMW X3, is extraordinarily lucky.

If you ever find yourself in San Francisco with a disposable Lincoln Town Car, don’t try this. This is incredibly dumb. Astonishing to watch, but mostly incredibly dumb. I don’t know how someone surpassed the over-street aerial idiocy we saw back when someone jumped a Tesla Model S in LA, but that’s life. It never fails to surprise you, good or bad.

[Hat Tip to Mike!]

(Photo credits: Julia Brown/YouTube)

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Fred Fedurch
Fred Fedurch
10 months ago

Duh. You’re supposed to take the stairs.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I love you.” That was icing on the cake.

Sidenote: There’s a National Film Board of Canada documentary on Ken Carter and The Jump (Powers was a hired gun to “drive” the car). Lot’s of intrigue: shady investors, embezzlement, lies, retribution….

you tube com/watch?v=JgIhGTpKTwM

Sundance
Sundance
10 months ago

Lovely, how the people got out ther phones for filming (and the one with the scooter just drove away)… I will never understand such a behaviour.

Fe2 O3
Fe2 O3
10 months ago

Any more to the story? Why did all the occupants run away? Was the car stolen? Anything?

Jason Mason
Jason Mason
10 months ago
Reply to  Fe2 O3

News is that the cockroaches who crashed it carjacked or stole a food delivery driver’s ride. That’s why they scattered after they exited the vehicle, grabbing bags of supposed stolen items as they fled. Now, for the near future, the driver is left without a way to work his main/side hustle because of such insects.

Drh3b
Drh3b
10 months ago

Every time I try one of your short cuts. You’d think I’d have learned by now.

Maymar
Maymar
10 months ago

Just like with Kenny Powers, that was someone else’s Lincoln to jump.

Dodsworth
Dodsworth
10 months ago

Missed it by that much!-Maxwell Smart

Drive By Commenter
Drive By Commenter
10 months ago

You boys are going to drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t stop driving that…Lincoln.

Attribution: “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

Shooting Brake
Shooting Brake
10 months ago

I believe that this Town Car is the Bill Blast edition? (‾◡◝ )

Uninformed Fucknugget
Uninformed Fucknugget
10 months ago

Look out, boys, I’ve got a license to fly!
And that Caddy pulled over and let us by

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