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The D.B. Cooper Theory That Would Change Everything

On November 24, 1971, a middle-aged man boarded a plane flying from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington carrying a briefcase and wearing a dark suit, white shirt, a black tie, and sunglasses, per the FBI. His ticket, which was paid for in cash, identified him simply as Dan Cooper. The nondescript man did little to draw attention to himself as the plane boarded, aside from ordering himself a bourbon and soda. However, once the plane was in the air, Cooper signaled for the flight attendant...

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    The D.B. Cooper Theory That Would Change Everything

    The D.B. Cooper Theory That Would Change Everything

    On November 24, 1971, a middle-aged man boarded a plane flying from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington carrying a briefcase and wearing a dark suit, white shirt, a black tie, and sunglasses, per the FBI. His ticket, which was paid for in cash, identified him simply as Dan Cooper. The nondescript man did little to draw attention to himself as the plane boarded, aside from ordering himself a bourbon and soda. However, once the plane was in the air, Cooper signaled for the flight attendant...

    How D.B. Cooper Forever Changed Airline Travel

    How D.B. Cooper Forever Changed Airline Travel

    Yes, airline travel was quite a romanticized affair at one point, and the lax rules definitely added to the appeal. Traveling by plane was glamorous. Even Frank Sinatra released an album, "Come Fly With Me," themed around it in 1958. It remained the best-selling album in the United States for five weeks, according to The Atlantic. Unfortunately, the glitz and glam often associated with airline travel came to a halt over the next few decades after a multitude of incidents involving safety and national security.

    The Untold Truth Of The D.B Cooper Plane Hijacking

    The Untold Truth Of The D.B Cooper Plane Hijacking

    The fact is, we don't actually know that much about Cooper. We don't know for sure who he was, we don't know if he survived the jump or if he even knew anything about skydiving, and we don't know what his motivation was, aside from the obvious greed factor. The FBI officially closed their investigation in 2016, and there is no shortage of people who might have been the hijacker, but we can't know for sure. But that doesn't mean we don't know anything. Cooper interacted with several people during the infamous hijacking, and the decades of investigation turned up a lot of facts. Here's the untold truth of the D.B. Cooper plane hijacking.

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