'Ironman' crosses English Channel

Zhang Yang
Franky Zapata, 40, has become the first person to cross the English Channel on a kerosene-powered hover board.
Zhang Yang

Edited and translated by Zhang Yang. Polished by Andy Boreham. 

Frenchman Franky Zapata, 40, has become the first person to cross the English Channel on a kerosene-powered hover board.

He set off from Sangatte, France, on August 4 and made land at the White Cliffs of Dover.

The flight took 23 minutes. 

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