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Yves Rossy attempts to cross the Channel with only a single jet propelled wing on his back.


Just after 1.05pm on Friday 26 September, Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy became the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using only a jet-propelled wing strapped to his back.

After two previous attempts were postponed because of bad weather, Rossy took only 9 minutes and 32 seconds to complete the 22-mile [35.4km] journey.

As he crossed the White Cliffs of Dover, Rossy flew past South Foreland lighthouse - which Blériot had used as a target during his pioneering flight - and looped onlookers before landing safely in a field.

Known as FusionMan, he declared that he felt "great, really great" shortly after touching down from the historic flight. He said he dedicated the achievement to his support team who had made it all possible. "I only have one word, thank you, to all the...
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