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When a Crow Soars on Eagle’s Wings

At first glance it looks something like a Boeing 747 with NASA’s Space Shuttle hooked on its back. But it is much more in tune with nature than that. An ordinary black crow decides that there must be a reason why the eagle is the national bird of America and not the crow. He jumps when an opportunity presents itself–to see things from a different perspective. Have a look at when a crow soars on eagle’s wings:

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The crow swiftly swoops in for a quick landing atop the back of the eagle, rides a short distance, and then speedily lifts off to fly again on its own. Perhaps the crow wondered what life was like on the other side of the fence and decided to see for himself.

These photos were first spotted over at Mashable and are the work of amateur bird photographer Phoo Chan who has a spread of many wild bird shots over on Flickr.

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“At first I thought the crow was going to chase away the eagle,” says Phoo. “I was completely awed to see the crow actually land on the back of the eagle. They both flew in different directions and it looked like they became friends.”

Perhaps the crow wanted to be friends, or perhaps it is a case of life imitating technology. Maybe there was a time when the crow saw a similar situation in real life; when the crow saw a NASA Space Shuttle flying on the back of a 747. Maybe he just wanted to know how the Space Shuttle felt.

I think the crow was going for the thrill.

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Incredible Pilot Lands on Only One Wing – Video

An absolutely incredible piece of piloting is performed by this stunt pilot who amazingly landed his plane unharmed while flying with only a single wing because one wing came off during a stunt. I have never seen any landing like this before. It is remarkable that he landed uninjured.

The pilot was totally calm and cool during the incident. What a pro.

Many of the comments on YouTube insist that the video is a fake; however, unless one had the resources of a Hollywood studio, it appears to be impossible to fake.

There is no sign of cgi being used in the film. The only other way I know of faking it is to photoshop each and every frame which would take forever. It must be real.

Editor’s note: Watching this video again two years later, it is obvious to me that it is fake. The plane in the air looks so much like a model plane, plus the voices in the background are all young voices. It is clearly fake.