The Legend of D.B. Cooper

nodle

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At 4:35 PM on Thanksgiving Eve, November 24, 1971 in the United States, a man traveling under the name Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient Airlines flight 305 flying from Portland International Airport. He carried a briefcase containing wire and "red sticks" resembling dynamite.

When the plane landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 5:45 PM, its intended destination, he released the passengers in exchange for $200,000 and four parachutes. At 7:45 PM he had the flight crew take the plane back into the air, ordering them to fly towards Mexico at low speed and altitude with the landing gear down and 15 degrees of flap. Six minutes later, a warning light indicated that the 727's built-in rear stairway had been lowered. Six minutes after that, the crew felt a "bump" suggesting that Cooper had jumped from the ramp into the stormy night somewhere over the Washougal River watershed.

Despite an eighteen-day search of the projected landing zone, no trace of the man or his parachute was ever found, and it remains unknown whether he survived the escape. On February 13, 1980, $5,800 (in bundles of $20 bills) of the ransom money was found by a family on a picnic five miles northwest of Vancouver, Washington on the banks of the Columbia River, though there are several variations to this account.

 

ndboarder

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The movie "Without A Paddle" comes to mind.  For any who haven't seen it, a group of friends goes looking for D.B.'s treasure...
 

nodle

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The movie "Without A Paddle" comes to mind.  For any who haven't seen it, a group of friends goes looking for D.B.'s treasure...
lol that was a good movie. I rented it jut for the deer part.
 

jmanz

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The movie "Without A Paddle" comes to mind.  For any who haven't seen it, a group of friends goes looking for D.B.'s treasure...
lol that was a good movie. I rented it jut for the deer part.
how about the scene with the bear?  Get in the fetal position!
 
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