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* ''Series/{{LOST}}'': Naomi is introduced this way after her helicopter got into trouble flying over the island through a storm forcing her to jump out. He parachute got caught on a tree and she was injured by one of the branches, requiring a rescue from some of the main cast.


* ''UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch'': ''Parachute'''s Game B has the right string of skydivers possibly meeting this fate.

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* ''UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch'': ''VideoGame/GameAndWatch'': ''Parachute'''s Game B has the right string of skydivers possibly meeting this fate.


* Seen in this spot for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5dJdpS3QIc Yardley Black Label aftershave]], featuring [[Music/TheMonkees Monkees]] Mike Nesmith and the late Davy Jones[[note]]Yardley was one main sponsor of the show along with Kellogg's[[/note]] as two parachuters. This product is what get the less-fortunate Davy the kiss.

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* Seen in this spot for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5dJdpS3QIc Yardley Black Label aftershave]], featuring [[Music/TheMonkees Monkees]] Mike Nesmith and the late Davy Jones[[note]]Yardley was one main sponsor of the show along with Kellogg's[[/note]] as two parachuters. This product is what get gets the less-fortunate Davy the kiss.

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* Seen in this spot for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5dJdpS3QIc Yardley Black Label aftershave]], featuring [[Music/TheMonkees Monkees]] Mike Nesmith and the late Davy Jones[[note]]Yardley was one main sponsor of the show along with Kellogg's[[/note]] as two parachuters. This product is what get the less-fortunate Davy the kiss.


* ''Series/GeneralHospital'': Happened to Lois. Fortunately, she had a cellular.
** Bonus points for whistling away waiting to be unhooked.

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* ''Series/GeneralHospital'': Happened to Lois.Lois jumps out of a moving plane and ends up in such a situation. Fortunately, she had a cellular.
** Bonus points for making a "hanging around" reference and whistling away waiting to be unhooked.

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* In ''Film/ABCsOfDeath2'', the Israeli soldier starts the segment "F [[spoiler:is for Falling]]" hanging from a tree by her parachute.


This trope is very much TruthInTelevision both in military parachuting and recreational skydiving, and surviving such a 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 recreational skydiving, and surviving such a situation is a mandatory part of training. Pilots are equipped with hooked knives for slicing through their parachute cords; cords if this becomes a problem 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).


This trope is very much TruthInTelevision both in military parachuting and recreational skydiving, and surviving such a 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 recreational skydiving, and surviving such a situation is a mandatory part of training. Pilots are equipped with hooked knives for slicing through their parachute cords 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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* ''Film/Firestorm1998'': When Jesse jumps out of Andy's chopper to rescue Jennifer and the (fake) firefighters, his chute gets caught up between two trees. He has to cut it loose in order to drop to the ground.


This trope is very much TruthInTelevision both in military parachuting and 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).

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This trope is very much TruthInTelevision both in military parachuting and recreational skydiving, and surviving such a 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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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': Early on in the Operation: Anchorage DLC, you see a snagged paratrooper get gunned down by Chinese troops. In ''Point Lookout'', you find a parachute in a tree above the skeleton of the pilot, adjacent to his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-5hd5DSNsU crashed plane]] that contains an ApocalypticLog in the black box.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': ''VideoGame/Fallout3'': Early on in the Operation: Anchorage DLC, you see a snagged paratrooper get gunned down by Chinese troops. In ''Point Lookout'', you find a parachute in a tree above the skeleton of the pilot, adjacent to his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-5hd5DSNsU crashed plane]] that contains an ApocalypticLog in the black box.



* Happens to ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' in the 2nd game, when parachuting down to Nontoonyt Island. Your only way out is if you thought to bring along a knife. If you didn't, the game becomes {{Unwinnable}} as you're stuck hanging there.

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* Happens to ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' Larry in the 2nd game, ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry2LookingForLoveInSeveralWrongPlaces'', when parachuting down to Nontoonyt Island. Your only way out is if you thought to bring along a knife. If you didn't, the game becomes {{Unwinnable}} as you're stuck hanging there.






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* And in the ''Commando'' comics, usually involving an evil German soldier who finds our hero in such a helpless state and is about to shoot him, until a third party pulls a BigDamnHeroes.

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* In ''Film/{{Scarecrows}}'', Bert doublecrosses the rest of the gang and bails out of the plane with $3.5 million in stolen loot. However, he misjudges his landing and winds up hanging from a tree with the cash on the ground in the creepy old farm. And that's where his problems really start.



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* Happens several times during the D-Day drop in the first two ''VideoGame/BrothersInArms'' titles, ranging from getting killed by German fire upon getting their chutes snagged, or dying from injuries related to the jump. Both Hartsock and Baker witness several of these happening, with the latter ending up in this situation himself, only surviving thanks to [[BigDamnHeroes Doyle's arrival]].



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* Should your parachute fail, landing in a tree (or at least, ''crashing through one'') is actually one of the best places to land when you don't have anything that can fully slow you down, as the crown of the tree will break your fall.


* Also during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, 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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* Also during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when the British parachute unit Airborne Division 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.



* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay Peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with an extra length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping gradually discontinued.

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* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay Peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with an extra length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping was gradually discontinued.

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