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All that is left of DB Cooper:
The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 24, 2013 | Thomas Durante and Daily Mail Reporter

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dbcooper

1 posted on 08/24/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

You can actually plot the occurrence of the event, accuracy within six months, via the amount of money extorted.


2 posted on 08/24/2013 1:03:47 PM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1148 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: Uncle Chip; Larry Lucido; Gamecock

“’YOU ARE BING (sic) HIJACKED.’”

And, apparently, so was gud speling.

Seinfeld: “They stole my answering machine”.

“I hate the idea of some thief returning my calls”.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 1:05:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

BING! Hey maybe it was Sheriff BING BING Ricochet rabbit!

http://goodenoughfarm.blogspot.com/2011/09/ricochet-rabbit.html


4 posted on 08/24/2013 1:12:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

That’s “Sheriff BING BING BING Ricochet rabbit”


5 posted on 08/24/2013 1:14:06 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: F15Eagle
Or maybe he had a temporary delusion that the flight attendant was none other than Bing Crosby himself...YOU ARE BING.. and went on to inform Bing that he was hijacked!

I'm hijacked?


6 posted on 08/24/2013 1:16:15 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Uncle Chip

I was a young Mom returning from work in Seattle on a very rainy nite when this happened...actually think this was the nite I forgot to pick up my son at daycare...his lowlife Dad (my now ex)...who was at home, did go get him. I think I was engrossed in the DB Cooper activities as they were happening nearby.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 1:16:27 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I know it was only $200,000 but I don’t how much it weighed. If I was going to steal money, even in the 70’s, Id’ve gone for something MUCH more worthwhile. I’ve fallen out of airplanes before (for a lot less, granted) but I would’ve wanted a whole lot more than a house for a suicide mission.


8 posted on 08/24/2013 1:19:31 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: goodnesswins

his lowlife Dad (my now ex)...Now, now, now. He was just misunderstood.


9 posted on 08/24/2013 1:21:28 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

weight - depends on the denominations of the bills. if we’re talking 100s, in ten grand bands, thats 20*100 = 2000 bills, is 2000 grams, is about 4.5 pounds. if it’s in twenties it’s about 23 pounds. and five times bulkier.


10 posted on 08/24/2013 1:25:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Uncle Chip

11 posted on 08/24/2013 1:29:28 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Secret Agent Man
weight - depends on the denominations of the bills. if we’re talking 100s, in ten grand bands, thats 20*100 = 2000 bills, is 2000 grams, is about 4.5 pounds. if it’s in twenties it’s about 23 pounds. and five times bulkier.

It was $20 bills.

12 posted on 08/24/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT by CedarDave (Benghazi victim's mom: "Hillary doesn't give a damn about you.")
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To: Uncle Chip

He got away. They found a parachute but no body. How does that happen. Plus they found some money but not much. Probably left there to throw people off.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 1:40:00 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Uncle Chip; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; Velveeta; aragorn; ...

From the article:

The FBI is investigating whether the skull being held by Assistant State Medical Examiner Larry Lewman in 1975, found by Forest Service employees in Oregon, is Cooper's.

See article for photo of skull found in 1975.

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14 posted on 08/24/2013 1:41:37 PM PDT by LucyT (In politics, "Lack of Money" speaks louder than words. Stop donating to RINOs.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

23 lbs. We jumped with 60-65 pounds strapped on. I’d think he could’ve handled that, but ...who knows?


15 posted on 08/24/2013 1:42:11 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: staytrue
They found a parachute but no body.
The parachute they have is one D.B. left on the plane, not the one he jumped with - which was never found. The money that kid found in 1980, who knows how it got there.
16 posted on 08/24/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Uncle Chip

can’t believe anyone would wear a clip-on to a skyjacking...


17 posted on 08/24/2013 2:16:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Uncle Chip

Has the statute of limitations expired, or is there no expiration on Air Piracy?


18 posted on 08/24/2013 2:23:11 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (For congress, it's not the principle of the thing, it's the money.)
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To: dainbramaged
The parachute they have is one D.B. left on the plane, not the one he jumped with - which was never found.

No wonder it's in such good shape

19 posted on 08/24/2013 3:06:58 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Safetgiver

the amount was important as had he tried for too much it would have taken time.
D.B. was smart enough to ask for a reasonable amount that could have been gotten rather quickly along with a para chute.

A real kool event in time
Thanks D.B.


20 posted on 08/24/2013 3:13:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: F15Eagle

I have a gub


21 posted on 08/24/2013 3:13:29 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Uncle Chip.


22 posted on 08/24/2013 3:24:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL!


23 posted on 08/24/2013 3:26:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: NonValueAdded

24 posted on 08/24/2013 3:34:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: dainbramaged

The money that kid found in 1980, who knows how it got there.

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That’s what I was thinking. I guess, though, that the serial numbers might have been matched.


25 posted on 08/24/2013 4:17:29 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

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.


26 posted on 08/24/2013 4:25:27 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Joe Boucher
A real kool event in time Thanks D.B.

You're welcome.....er,I mean,...I'm sure he'd say "you're welcome" if he were reading this.

27 posted on 08/24/2013 4:32:59 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Safetgiver
I know it was only $200,000 but I don’t how much it weighed. If I was going to steal money, even in the 70’s, Id’ve gone for something MUCH more worthwhile. I’ve fallen out of airplanes before (for a lot less, granted) but I would’ve wanted a whole lot more than a house for a suicide mission.

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.

28 posted on 08/24/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: staytrue
Probably left there to throw people off.

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.

29 posted on 08/24/2013 4:39:34 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Take the Money and Run”


30 posted on 08/24/2013 4:48:40 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Safetgiver
"23 lbs. We jumped with 60-65 pounds strapped on."

But I'll bet you never tailgated a Boeing 727 with 60-65 pounds strapped on.

31 posted on 08/24/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Uncle Chip
"You are BING hijacked"???


32 posted on 08/24/2013 6:19:42 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: goodnesswins

If he was such a ( Low Life) why did you marry him???


33 posted on 08/24/2013 6:27:48 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Behind every successful man is and amazed Mother In Law.)
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To: okie01
They didn't raise the money in Seattle. they picked the money up in Great Falls Montana
34 posted on 08/24/2013 6:31:12 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Behind every successful man is and amazed Mother In Law.)
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To: BooBoo1000

Young and stupid...any other questions?


35 posted on 08/24/2013 6:40:33 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: F15Eagle; Gamecock

And turn off that stupid Sack Lunch movie!


36 posted on 08/24/2013 6:42:11 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BooBoo1000
They didn't raise the money in Seattle. they picked the money up in Great Falls Montana

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.

37 posted on 08/24/2013 7:31:39 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Safetgiver

23 lbs. is a bag of dog food. Not a lot.


38 posted on 08/25/2013 5:54:10 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: LucyT

Not Cooper’s skull but, alas, it’s poor Yorick’s.


39 posted on 08/25/2013 6:02:09 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


40 posted on 08/25/2013 6:44:31 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Did she show you the seat he sat in??? Was there some kind of memorial there of some kind??


41 posted on 08/25/2013 6:47:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I don’t remember what she said exactly. That was so long ago. I know there was no memorial plaque or anything like that.


42 posted on 08/25/2013 8:32:41 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Did she by any chance point out the skeleton attached to the landing gear???


43 posted on 08/25/2013 8:35:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: goodnesswins

We are all entitled to a few mistakes... Hope it worked out for you later on


44 posted on 08/25/2013 4:19:06 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Behind every successful man is and amazed Mother In Law.)
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To: BooBoo1000

Yes...I wised up and raised a very good son


45 posted on 08/25/2013 9:02:55 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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