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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.