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Posted on 08/24/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
Parachute used by mystery hijacker to escape aircraft after stealing $200,000 goes on display for the first time
It's one of America's most enduring crime mysteries, baffling authorities for more than 40 years. In 1971, a man who identified himself as Dan Cooper boarded Northwest Orient Flight 305 from Portland, Oregon, to Seattle.
FBI investigators have always argued that Cooper did not survive his risky jump, while at the same time maintaining an active case file. The mysterious hijacking has intrigued everyone from federal agents to amateur sleuths.
After getting on the plane, he ordered a whiskey and lit a cigarette before passing flight attendant Florence Schaffner a note that read: 'I HAVE A BOMB IN MY BRIEFCASE. I WILL USE IT IF NECESSARY. I WANT YOU TO SIT NEXT TO ME. YOU ARE BING (sic) HIJACKED.'
Cooper told the captain that in return for $200,000 and four parachutes, he would allow 36 people to leave the plane when it landed.
The FBI agreed to the swap and the plane took off again under Cooper's orders to fly towards Mexico at an altitude of under 10,000 feet.
Somewhere over the lower Cascade mountains in southwestern Washington, Cooper jumped out of the plane with a parachute strapped to his back.
He has never been found or positively identified. Now, an exhibition at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma examines the 40-year mystery, revealing one of the four parachutes D.B. Cooper demanded for the first time.
The exhibit of America's most notorious 'skyjacker' also includes some of the ransom money, retrieved from the Columbia River in 1980, and photographs of the boy, Brian Ingram, who found it............
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
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Thanks Uncle Chip.
The money that kid found in 1980, who knows how it got there.
That’s what I was thinking. I guess, though, that the serial numbers might have been matched.
As long as they charge within 5 years the warrant will remain active until the prosecutor asks the court to dismiss it.
I am sure his warrant is still active.
You're welcome.....er,I mean,...I'm sure he'd say "you're welcome" if he were reading this.
At the time, it was noted that this was about the maximum amount of cash that Northwest Orient could reasonably be expected to raise on short notice in the Seattle area.
This led to the supposition that there was an "inside job" element to the caper.
The money was found at the mouth of the Lewis River, near where it empties into the Columbia.
And Cooper is believed to have jumped somewhere over the Lewis River watershed, about 20-25 miles upstream from where the money was found.
“Take the Money and Run”
But I'll bet you never tailgated a Boeing 727 with 60-65 pounds strapped on.
If he was such a ( Low Life) why did you marry him???
Young and stupid...any other questions?
And turn off that stupid Sack Lunch movie!
Wasn't aware of that.
Anyway, the speculation was that Cooper had an idea how much cash they could raise and how quickly -- thus, the $200K demand.
23 lbs. is a bag of dog food. Not a lot.
Not Cooper’s skull but, alas, it’s poor Yorick’s.
I flew a charter 727 out of Lajes Field to Philadelphia in the 80’s.
Part of the flight attendant spiel before takeoff was that the plane we were on was the same plane D B Cooper jumped from in 1971.
My bit of trivia for the thread.
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