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写真 | 2019年 08月 5日 21:35 JST

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.   REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard more

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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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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Flanked by three helicopters, he reached Britain after a stop on a boat halfway through the 35-km crossing to more

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. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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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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French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English chmore

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. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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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

French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Smore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English chmore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Smore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata breaks down in tears and gets a hug from his wife Christelle after he succeeded more

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English chmore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata arrives to Dover on a Flyboard during his second attempt to cross the English chmore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Smore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Smore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata takes off on a Flyboard for a second attempt to cross the English channel from Smore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata's wife Christelle reacts after receiving news of his husband crossing the Englismore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata reacts after he succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered Flybomore

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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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

French inventor Franky Zapata greets an unidentified man before taking off on a Flyboard for a second attempt more

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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