This popular YouTube video which is about surviving when jumping from a plane with the parachute failing says at 1:03:
You're looking for 3 things: Swamps, snow, trees. Your best chance of surviving is to land in one of those 3. Just stay away from water. Whatever you do, don't land in the water!
being written on the screen.
I wasn't able to find much about this on the internet but it seems straight-forward that landing in a swamp or in deep snow is better than landing in water. But is landing in trees better than landing in water?
Nicholas Alkemade landed in trees and survived. I don't know whether anyone else did and didn't find anything regarding water.
- Is it possible to survive a free fall from great hight when landing in water?
- Does landing in trees increase your chances of survival as compared to landing in water?
- Have people survived landing in a swamp after freely falling from great heights?
Kind of related question (regarding drowning when landing in water; but I suppose also relevant when landing in a swamp or in snow): Are survivors of such falls generally conscious shortly after impact?