Mobile, AL Parachute Caught on Plane Fuselage, May 1929
Mobile, Ala. -- Dangling helplessly from an airplane 2,000 feet above this city's municipal airport and hanging by only a few strands of rope and a ripped parachute, Harold Williams, trying his first jump escaped death by proverbial hair's breath after his parachute had caught on fuselage. After thirty-five minutes maneuvering, a second plane succeeded in dropping a rope to Williams, who by that time had gained a hold on the ship's tail skid. Williams landed with only a few scratches.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 28 May 1929