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Video footage that could cast light on the jet-car crash that nearly cost Richard Hammond exactly one mortal coil is gone — vanished, according to UK's The Sun. The car's builder, Colin Fallows, says the video may well have shown the crash was caused by the Hamster's not following Fallows's instructions, rather than the accepted explanation of a blown tire caused by leprechauns. There's no word on what's become of the footage, or whether the camera was damaged, the tape was erased or if a strike force of BBC damage-control commandos swooped in from a waiting harrier jet and whisked it off to be properly degaussed. [Thanks to Ritchie for the tip.]

Hamster crash video mystery [The Sun]

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