Flying Frenchman crosses English Channel by hoverboard

Franky Zapata reached speeds of 160 kph, flying just a few metres above the waves.

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    A French inventor has crossed the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard.

    Franky Zapata's hoverboard is powered by kerosene which he carries in a backpack.

    He took off from Sangatte near Calais and reached Dover in just over 20 minutes – but he had to stop for fuel.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.


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