On November 25th, 2009, Yves Rossy tried to overcome the Webtel.mobi Intercontinental Challenge. The Challenger attempted to become the first man to make an intercontinental crossing – from Morocco in Africa to southern Spain – by jet-wing.
Yves took off from Morroco, flew over the Atlantic ocean but wasn’t able to land in Spain. Due to bad weather and clouds, he had to drop his wing and open his parachute over the ocean.
Winched into a helicopter from the sea to the Spanish coast, Yves Rossy has stated his intention to complete the remaining distance of the Challenge in the near future.