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Smugglers' Plane Angry Birds Rio

Smuggler's Plane is the sixth episode in Angry Birds Rio. It debuts the Hal and Bubbles in Angry Birds Rio. The first half of the episode was released on November 22, 2011. In this chapter, there will be birds to free. The second half was released on January 26, 2012. On the final level of the second pack, it's the return of Nigel.

While it was believed that Smuggler's Plane would be the final episode of Angry Birds Rio, Rovio announced via their blog that "we’ll still be creating great new content for Angry Birds Rio based on deleted scenes and extras from the movie. So keep your eyes peeled for even more great Angry Birds Rio levels coming up soon!"[1]

The end cut-scene first shows the caged species becoming free and Nigel becomes a corpse because he flew close to the propeller. The Birds finally hijack the plane and pilot it off. The second part shows a single panel of the Birds on the plane flying back to their home and away from Rio. The Pigs, seeing the eggs, are ready to steal them until the plane comes down and crashes. The cut-scene ends with the Birds having the eggs again.

In The Movie

The smugglers use a plane to escape with all the birds (Blu, Jewel, Rafael, Nico and Pedro included). The plane shown is one used for practicing skydiving. Blu is the one that frees all the birds. Then Jewel frees some of the rest. Then Blu opened the gate to free the birds. Then Jewel tells Blu they will figure out how to fly together. But then Nigel chokes Blu, Jewel tries to get him to let go by her strength, but a cage fell down and broke her wing. Blu connected a extinguisher to his leg which led him to the propellers, plucking him. There was only one parachuete so Armando and Tipa played rock paper siccors to see who would get it, but Marcel got it before one of the other two smugglers could. Meanwhile, Jewel fell out with her broken wing. Blu jumped after out of the plane to hopefully save Jewel.

The plane is a Short SC.7 Skyvan, a 19-seater twin turboprop aircraft manufactured by Short Brothers of Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is used mainly for short-haul freight and skydiving.

Skydiving Plane


  • The ending cut-scenes of Smuggler's Plane show the pigs for the first time in the game.
  • There is an extra Rio level when you earn all of the golden fruits. The level contains a bunch of pig balloons and in the middle is an actual king pig balloon.