|Topic: 30 Years Later, D. B. Cooper Still A Mystery|
Posted 2001-11-21 16:05:28 and read 1029 times.
This Saturday, November 24, will mark the 30th anniversary of one of the most mysterious events in aviation history.
On that date in 1971, a passenger travelling under the alias 'Dan Cooper', later erroneously referred to as 'D. B. Cooper', hijacked a Northwest Airlines 727, demanded a ransom and parachutes, and later bailed out presumably near the town of Ariel in southwestern Washington State. (More details)
What happened to Cooper? Did he die deep in the woods? Were he and Richard McCoy, a hijacker arrested in 1973 who resembled Cooper's description, one and the same? Could it be true that the man who claimed to be Cooper on his deathbed in Florida several years ago was the hijacker? And what of the flight attendant who later said the FBI's composite sketch (below) was inaccurate?