Flying Frenchman's hoverboard bid to cross Channel scuppered by fuel mishap

AP SANGATTE, FRANCE Jul 25, 2019, 05:30 PM(IST)

French inventor Franky Zapata failed on Thursday to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard, attempting to recreate the first cross-Channel flight by aviator Louis Bleriot's 110 years earlier. Zapata failed to land on his refuelling boat midway when he was about 20 kilometres from the British coast, according to a member of his team.

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