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D. B. Cooper

Post by weasel666 on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 14:09



D. B. Cooper is a media epithet popularly used to refer to an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, on November 24, 1971, extorted $200,000 in ransom (equivalent to $1,170,000 in 2015), and parachuted to an uncertain fate. Despite an extensive manhunt and protracted FBI investigation, the perpetrator has never been located or identified. The case remains the only unsolved air piracy in American aviation history. While available evidence and a preponderance of expert opinion suggested from the beginning that Cooper probably did not survive his risky jump, the FBI nevertheless maintained an active investigation for 45 years following the hijacking. Despite a case file that grew to over 60 volumes over that time period, no definitive conclusions could be reached regarding Cooper's true identity or whereabouts. (The suspect purchased his airline ticket using the alias Dan Cooper, but because of a news media miscommunication he became known in popular lore as "D. B. Cooper".) Numerous theories of widely varying plausibility have been proposed over the years by experts, reporters, and amateur enthusiasts. The discovery of a small cache of ransom bills along the banks of the Columbia River in 1980 triggered renewed interest, but ultimately only deepened the mystery, and the great majority of the ransom remains unrecovered. The FBI officially suspended active investigation of the case in July 2016, but continues to solicit submission of any physical evidence that might emerge related to the parachutes or the ransom money. wrote:

For more info check this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper

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Post by weasel666 on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 18:35

Josh Gates investigates D.B. Cooper

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