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Swiss man flies over Channel on jet wing

Posted by Mai on September 26th, 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Swiss man flies over Channel on jet wing

Saturday, September 27, 2008

DOVER – A Swiss daredevil crossed the English Channel strapped to a homemade jet-propelled wing yesterday, parachuting into a field near the white cliffs of Dover after a 10-minute solo flight.

Yves Rossy leapt from a plane at more than 2,500 meters, fired up his jets and made the 35-kilometer trip from Calais in France in about 10 minutes. Rossy passed over a thin strip of land in front of South Foreland lighthouse, looped over onlookers and opened his parachute, his wings still strapped to his back.

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