The World’s Highest Flying Bird
There is a bird that flies so high that it can rival the height of commercial air travel.
This was witnessed in 1973 when a Ruppell’s griffon vulture, the planet’s highest-flying bird, was reportedly ingested by an airliner’s jet engine as it cruised over Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, in Africa at 36,100 feet. This is an amazing feat, and the altitude is much higher than Mt. Everest (29,029 feet).