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Swiss Man Escapes To Europe On Electronic Wing

by | 25th, November 2009

rossyYVES Rossy, aka the Swiss ‘Jetman’, has failed in his mission to fly solo across the Strait of Gibraltar using a single jet-propelled wing.

Africans looking for a better life in Europe will have to stick to the tried and tested method of trying themselves to empty petrol cans and hoping for a favourable current.

In 2008, Rossy, crossed the channel. The preferred method is to make the crossing in the back of a truck labelled “Cleaning Equipment”. But Rossy did it by air.

In this effort, Rossy set off from Morocco, zooming out of a small plane 6,500 feet over Tangier. He is tied to a carbon-fibre jet-propelled wing, with a span of more than 2m (6ft 6in). He will reach speeds of 138 mph.

He will also get wet because Rossy ended up in the sea.

Says an aviation expert:

“If Ryan Air can guarantee a decent landing, Mr Rossy may yet be on to something. Perhaps airports can be giant sandpits?”

Mr Rossy was rescued by helicopter. It is not believed he will try to gain asylum in the EU.



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