World's first intercontinental crossing attempt fails

On November 25 Swiss pilot Yves Rossy tried to become the first man to make an intercontinental crossing by jet-wing. But shortly after launching, he ditched into the sea with his parachute open. Rossy was unharmed but has been taken to hospital for a precautionary check-up. (RSI/

This content was published on December 2, 2009 - 13:34

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