Eagle hits paraglider both crash to ground (Video)
A Russian paraglider who was doing his stuff above the Indian Himalayas had a lucky escape after being struck by an eagle.
The bird collided with his Axis Mercury 2008 paraglider and got tangled in the cables - sending them both hurtling towards the ground.
But luckily the man was able to deploy the reserve parachute and despite bumpy landing (through a tree) he survived without injury.
And even more luckily, so had the eagle and after the crash pilot had cut it loose the bird flew off… hopefully being a bit more eagle-eyed about where it was flying.