July 25, 2019 / 7:27 AM / 24 days ago

Frenchman fails in attempt to cross English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

PARIS, July 25 (Reuters) - A French inventor failed in his attempt on Thursday to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard when he missed a landing platform mounted on a boat as he tried to land midway for refuelling, a member of his technical team said

Franky Zapata was making his attempt on the 110th anniversary of the first powered flight between Britain and France. (Reporting by Geert de Clercq; Editing by Richard Lough)

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