Yesterday French inventor Franky Zapata boldly attempted to go where no man has gone before.
Some people swim the English Channel between Britain and France, others prefer to sail. French inventorFranky Zapatahas attempted to make the crossing on ajet-poweredhoverboard -- but failed.
Zapata, a former jet ski racing champion, took to the skies Thursday on his Flyboard Air vehicle but missed a platform mounted on a boat as he tried to land midway for refueling, Reuters reported. The 40-year-oldwas uninjured in the fallinto the sea.
He was around 11 miles from the finish at St Margaret's Bay, England, according to French news channel BFMTV.
The daredevil, who took off at around 9 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET) from from Sangatte in France, was attempting to mark the 110th anniversary of the first aerial crossing of the Channel. He hoped to make the 22-mile (35km) journey in 20 minutes.