Okay, I admit, I know nothing at all about the James Bond styled hijacker, who was last seen jumping out of a plane, strapped to his ransom...
But who do you think he was? And do you think there can ever be proof of an identity?
I doubt they'll ever be proof of identity but of the handful of serious suspects (check out Wikipedia on it) I would imagine theres slightly better than 50/50 it was one of them they have listed. I also think its about 50/50 he died from the jump and body never recovered.
__________________ "Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?"
-Edgar Allan Poe
"...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."
-Frederick G. Abberline
"D. B." is incorrect, the hijacker flew under the name "Dan Cooper"-- which was also the name of a character in a French-language comic book about an adventurer who was depicted as jumping from a plane with two parachutes. It was a popular publication in French-speaking Canada in the 1970s.
Tests of the clip-on tie left behind by "Cooper" revealed traces of a rare material probably left behind from the manufacture of (or work with) CRT screens, which may narrow his occupation down.
Some people think there is a possibilty that the plane changed course enough that "Cooper" would have jumped into high desert, not thick forest-- in which case, he could well have survived.
--------------- Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.