News Anyone else here into the mystery of D.B. Cooper

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  1. MilkyDischarge

    MilkyDischarge Se suelto el diablo Gold

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    I friggin love this mystery and going down the Google rabbit-hole. Anyone have a favorite suspect?

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    D. B. Cooper
    D. B. Cooper
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    A 1972 FBI composite drawing of D. B. Cooper
    Other namesDan Cooper
    OccupationUnknown
    Known forHijacking a Boeing 727 on November 24, 1971, and parachuting from the plane mid-flight; has never been positively identified or captured.
    Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305
    Hijacking summary
    DateNovember 24, 1971
    SummaryHijacking
    SiteBetween Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, USA
    Passengers36 plus hijacker
    Crew6
    Injuries (non-fatal)none known
    Fatalitiesnone known (hijacker's fate unknown)
    Survivorsall 42 passengers and crew
    Aircraft typeBoeing 727
    OperatorNorthwest Orient Airlines
    RegistrationN467US
    Flight originPortland International Airport
    DestinationSeattle-Tacoma International Airport
    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 an ongoing FBIinvestigation, the perpetrator has never been located or positively identified. The case remains the only unsolved air piracy in American aviation history.[1][2][3]

    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". Hundreds of leads have been pursued in the ensuing years, but no conclusive evidence has ever surfaced regarding Cooper's true identity or whereabouts. Numerous theories of widely varying plausibility have been proposed by experts, reporters, and amateur enthusiasts.[1][4] The discovery of a small cache of ransom bills in 1980 triggered renewed interest but ultimately only deepened the mystery, and the great majority of the ransom remains unrecovered.

    While FBI investigators have stated from the beginning that Cooper probably did not survive his risky jump,[5] the agency maintains an active case file—which has grown to more than 60 volumes[6]—and continues to solicit creative ideas and new leads from the public. "Maybe a hydrologist can use the latest technology to trace the $5,800 in ransom money found in 1980 to where Cooper landed upstream," suggested Special Agent Larry Carr, leader of the investigation team since 2006. "Or maybe someone just remembers that odd uncle."[5]
     
  2. Shivvy

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    Yes
     
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  3. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...yep, the guy who lived in bonney lake washington.
     
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  4. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    I always thought it's a cool mystery. Always watch the docs on it if I come across them. I wonder if he got away. Seems no one will ever know.
     
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    He's chillin' with the Sasquatch. No big deal.
     
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    Yeah, I remember reading about it the first time as a kid travelling on an airplane trip with my parents!

    I think he probably croaked. What I wonder is, even if he survived the actual jump off of the plane, which I believe he did, how well did his parachute deploy in the middle of a thunderstorm over a heavily wooded area?

    Even if his parachute deployed properly, wouldn't he face the prospect of getting hung up 20 feet or more above the ground in one of those pine trees? A fall from that height (again, during a thunderstorm) would be fatal.

    It is interesting how the FBI has (or had) leads, but none of them really panned out. The FBI is really thorough too with regard to bank records, etc., so if the suspect was living it up on the cash, they'd know about it.
     
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    It's Don Buchwald. He is a genius when it comes to stealing money......
     
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    Nah, guy died. His billls were washing ashore many years after. Much respect though.
     
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    This guy?
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    Kenneth Christiansen
     
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    not washing ashore.. uncovered along a stream bank probably by rushing water..
    the kid never should have turned the money in imo..

    and it wasn't long ago some guest on coast to coast said DB was his father..dead of course
     
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    I seem to remember In Search Of did a story on this

    I loved the shit out of that show as a kid

     
  14. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...they had the serial numbers and much of the paper was damaged. if they found the money they would have found a body if there was one.
     
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    Love it. Deserves a first class Hollywood treatment.
     
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    Hard to say really. If you've ever been to the area the money was found you'd know what I'm talking about. That's about as dense of a forest as there is.
     
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    Yeah I read a lot about it and always had an interest in it. Unfortunately it appears to be a dead end. Too bad, wish this guy was alive, would love to hear his story. Both before and after the jump.
     
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    Yes, I love the whole story/mystery as well. Just bought a book about it last week actually
     
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