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French inventor crosses English Channel on hoverboard
French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, zooming over the Strait of Dover in just over 20 minutes.
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard...
Dover, United Kingdom
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, zooming over the Strait of Dover in just over 20 minutes. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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August 04, 2019
Flanked by three helicopters, he reached Britain after a stop on a boat halfway through the 35-km crossing...
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French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
Flanked by three helicopters, he reached Britain after a stop on a boat halfway through the 35-km crossing to refuel, waving to onlookers before landing safely in Saint Margaret's Bay, close to Dover on Britain's southern coast.

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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
Dover, United Kingdom
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover. After a previous bid in July that ended with him falling into the sea, Zapata took off from Sangatte, just outside Calais in France, on a little platform powered by five small jet engines and carrying kerosene in a backpack.

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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
Sangatte, France
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, in Sangatte, France, August 4. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
Dover, United Kingdom
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, Britain REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
Sangatte, France
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, in Sangatte, France. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata breaks down in tears and gets a hug from his wife Christelle after he succeeded...
BLERIOT PLAGE, France
French inventor Zapata holds a news conference in Bleriot Plage
French inventor Franky Zapata breaks down in tears and gets a hug from his wife Christelle after he succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered Flyboard he designed in Bleriot Plage, France. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
Dover, United Kingdom
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, Britain. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
Dover, United Kingdom
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English...
French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, Britain. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
Sangatte, France
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, in Sangatte, France. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
Sangatte, France
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, in Sangatte, France. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
Sangatte, France
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel...
French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, in Sangatte, France. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata's wife Christelle reacts after receiving news of his husband crossing the...
Sangatte, France
French inventor Franky Zapata's wife Christelle reacts after receiving news of his husband crossing the...
French inventor Franky Zapata's wife Christelle reacts after receiving news of his husband crossing the English channel on a Flyboard after a second attempt, from Sangatte to Dover, in Sangatte, France. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata reacts after he succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered...
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French inventor Zapata holds a news conference in Bleriot Plage
French inventor Franky Zapata reacts after he succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered Flyboard he designed in Bleriot Plage, France. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
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August 04, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata greets an unidentified man before taking off on a Flyboard for a second...
Sangatte, France
French inventor Zapata greets an unidentified man before taking off on a second attempt to cross the...
French inventor Franky Zapata greets an unidentified man before taking off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Sangatte to Dover, in Sangatte, France. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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