'Flyboard' inventor fails attempt to cross English Channel

Franky Zapata crashed halfway through his attempt to become the first person to cross the English Channel by hoverboard.
1:06 | 07/25/19

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Now to that high-flying attempt across the English channel on a flyboard. The daredevil inventor taking off this morning but crashing halfway through. Thankfully he's okay. Janai Norman is here with more. Good morning, guys. The man nicknamed the flying soldier is okay after crashing while attempting to make history. He hoped to become the first person to cross the English channel by hoverboard. The same device we saw him soaring high on earlier this month during bastille day ceremonies trying to re-create the flight of a pioneer who 110 years to the day earlier made the crossing in a plane. He tried to do that on a hoverboard, about the size of a he believed he only had a 30% chance of making it. We knew he'd have to refuel along the way. He fell into the water trying to land on a refueling station but the thing is, guys, he is a world jet skiing champion. He's used to winning and his wife says that he will try it again. He'll get back on that board. He'll do it.

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