French flyboarder fails in bid to hover over Channel to England

Franky Zapata, a 40-year-old French military reservist who has developed a one-person, jet-powered hoverboard failed in his attempt to be the first to fly on such a machine from France's northern coast to England after he ended up in the water during a mid-Channel refuelling stop.

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A former jetski champion has failed in his effort to cross the Channel on his jet-power hoverboard, reports The Guardian.