Time to resort to posting images, with minimal use of text, once more. Previously we had giraffes vs planes: these pictures – which are widely available on the web and unfortunately don’t come with any details* – pretty much speak for themselves. In the image at top, an unfortunate seabird has clearly met its demise on the nose-cone of… some sort of plane (my powers of identification don’t extend outside the subject of tetrapod zoology). I assume that the bird is an albatross, probably a Wandering albatross Diomedea exulans, or perhaps a Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria albatrus (though the feet are the wrong colour) or Royal albatross D. epomophora [nope: wrong wrong wrong. See comments].
* Although that’s not to say that such details aren’t known to someone.
These photos (below) are perhaps more impressive. The bird is, I think, an American black vulture Coragyps atratus, and again it has had a collision with one of those airplane things, this time with the taily-fin part (sorry if I’m using the wrong terminology). I don’t think the bird survived. Actually, I’m kidding about being a dumbass on planes: this is a T-44A, a twin turboprop plane (and the bright orange shows that it was used for training military personnel).
I see no indication that these photos are faked. Indeed bird-strikes are a well known and much researched hazard of aviation; they actually account for the single greatest cause of accidents sustained by military aircraft at least, according to this article on the subject by the Ministry of Defence. Research centres such as the Air Force Arnold Engineering Test Center in Tennessee fire both artificial birds and humanely dispatched chickens at aircraft prototypes. This research involves firing the deceased birds at the cockpit via a cannon called a ‘rooster booster’. I like birds more than planes, but that still sounds like a cool job. And seriously, a lot of effort goes into trying to minimize the risk of bird-strikes to planes on airfields. It’s somewhat less difficult however to minimize such collisions hundreds or thousands of metres up in the air. It’s a good job those 200 kg + azhdarchids are extinct.