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19th Feb '17 4:20:31 PM MoPete
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* An unlucky wind change in ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' resulted in a skydiver getting his parachute entangled in the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Lucky for him, George was there to swing to the rescue.
17th Feb '17 2:49:46 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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* Another example from the war: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]] were constantly at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]].
10th Jan '17 4:13:46 AM Dingbot
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This trope is very much TruthInTelevision both in military parachuting and recretional skydiving, and surviving such situation is a mandatory part of training. Pilots are equipped with hooked knives for slicing through their parachute cords if this becomes a problem and some military parachutes have releasable extended lines so that you can reach the ground if you are too high up to get down or risk a fall. In recreational skydiving it is usually better to hang on the harness and wait for help rather than to try to get yourself loose (and risk falling uncontrolled on the ground).

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This trope is very much TruthInTelevision both in military parachuting and recretional recreational skydiving, and surviving such situation is a mandatory part of training. Pilots are equipped with hooked knives for slicing through their parachute cords if this becomes a problem and some military parachutes have releasable extended lines so that you can reach the ground if you are too high up to get down or risk a fall. In recreational skydiving it is usually better to hang on the harness and wait for help rather than to try to get yourself loose (and risk falling uncontrolled on the ground).
9th Jan '17 4:07:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' Tim Allen (AsHimself) gets stuck in the tree in Drew's back yard after a failed parachute publicity stunt. Drew doesn't cut him down since the idea of having a celebrity stuck in your tree is funnier than letting him leave.

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* In ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' Tim Allen (AsHimself) gets stuck in the tree in Drew's back yard after a failed parachute publicity stunt. Drew doesn't cut him down since the idea of having a celebrity stuck in your tree is funnier than letting him leave.



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* The webcomic [[http://just-chute-me.com/ Just 'Chute Me]] is based on this trope, featuring two guys hanging from parachutes on a desert island.

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* The webcomic [[http://just-chute-me.com/ Just 'Chute Me]] is based on this trope, featuring two guys hanging from parachutes on a desert island.



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* During D-Day, a paratrooper named John Steele became snagged on the church spire at Ste.-Mère-Eglise and played dead for two hours before being cut down and taken prisoner by the Germans. This was depicted in the movie ''Film/TheLongestDay'' as listed above. The church still has a monument to him and the other paratroopers, in the form of a statue of a paratrooper dangling from the spire.

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* During D-Day, a paratrooper named John Steele became snagged on the church spire at Ste.-Mère-Eglise and played dead for two hours before being cut down and taken prisoner by the Germans. This was depicted in the movie ''Film/TheLongestDay'' as listed above. The church still has a monument to him and the other paratroopers, in the form of a statue of a paratrooper dangling from the spire.


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8th Jan '17 11:57:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* One history of the [[BritsWithBattleships SAS Regiment]] related an anecdote from WorldWarII, about a trooper who got scattered away from the drop zone due to bad weather and landed in an orchard. Unable to see anything in the dark, and unwilling to risk injuring himself in a fall by cutting himself loose, he patiently waited for dawn, [[{{Irony}} only for first light to reveal his feet were half a foot above the ground]].
* Also during WorldWar2, when the British parachute unit was new and they were still trying to hash out their methods, the top brass were not impressed when half the troops had to be rescued from trees by the local fire brigade after a parachuting demonstration.

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* One history of the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships SAS Regiment]] related an anecdote from WorldWarII, about a trooper who got scattered away from the drop zone due to bad weather and landed in an orchard. Unable to see anything in the dark, and unwilling to risk injuring himself in a fall by cutting himself loose, he patiently waited for dawn, [[{{Irony}} only for first light to reveal his feet were half a foot above the ground]].
* Also during WorldWar2, UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, when the British parachute unit was new and they were still trying to hash out their methods, the top brass were not impressed when half the troops had to be rescued from trees by the local fire brigade after a parachuting demonstration.
1st Dec '16 10:08:27 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': In ''The Old and the Restless'', Pop-Pop ends up in a tree after a parachute jump. Lincoln helps him down.
2nd Oct '16 2:49:12 PM darrenr
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** Also when another US paratrooper gets stuck in an ''actual'' tree and, unable to free himself in time, ends up getting separated from the rest of his unit.



** Also when another US paratrooper gets stuck in an ''actual'' tree and, unable to free himself in time, ends up getting separated from the rest of his unit.
24th Sep '16 5:28:41 PM Thunderchin
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* There's a FunnyBackgroundEvent in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' involving this trope. During the mission "Wolverines!", you and your buddies come across a Russian paratrooper that has befallen this fate on a streetlight.
4th Aug '16 11:20:17 AM GymQuirk
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* This happens to a trainee spy in the opening sequence of ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.

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* This happens to a trainee spy an unlucky 00 agent in the opening sequence of ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.
6th May '16 7:37:40 AM FF32
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* A few of the ''Webcomic/CampWeedonwantcha'' campers stumble across a skeleton stuck like this [[http://campcomic.com/comic/62 here]]. [[CreepyChild They decide to play with the parachute]].
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