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'Jet Man' Ends Up in Drink

Thanks to parachute, wing and pilot seem intact

(Newser) - Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy wound up swimming today after a botched attempt at the world’s first intercontinental flight on a jet-powered wing. Rossy, the self-styled “Jet Man,” had intended to fly from Africa to Europe, launching himself from a plane over Tangier. But about 15 minutes later... More »

Daredevil Crosses Channel by Jetpack

Swiss daredevil "Fusionman" takes ten minutes to cross

(Newser) - Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy—or as he’s known, Fusionman—crossed the English Channel with a single jet-propelled wing strapped to his shoulders, reports the UK Times. Rossy began the trip by jumping from a plane 8,200 feet over Calais, France, then zoomed to Britain in less than 10... More »

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