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Old 03-06-2017, 12:55 PM
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Thanks Pat for the link.
The metal particles on the tie look like a new discovery. A random website I found suggested up to three profiles of DNA were found on the tie in 2007. But as it's only assumed, not proven, to be Cooper's tie, who knows whether the DNA (if the story is accurate) or the traces of metal are of any use in identifying him.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-8-most-in...coo-1699652025
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Well I ended up watching the second part of the documentary today on youtube and it appears the case will go unsolved. Cooper seemed like a pretty smart guy. I can't understand why he appeared to be so unprepared for dealing with hypothermia once he hit the ground. Jumping in a thin suit and loafers doesn't make a lot of sense. Maybe if he had some sort of survivalist training he felt assured of making a fire but it was late November and raining so I would have to assume that even if he survived the jump itself that he would have been in the early stages of hypothermia when he hit the ground.

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I read a comment on one of the sites that Cooper might have had a confederate on board who had winter clothes in his bag and which Cooper could have put on before he jumped. Seems a bit far fetched and I don't know if the other passengers took their bags with them when Cooper allowed them to leave the plane.

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I read a comment on one of the sites that Cooper might have had a confederate on board who had winter clothes in his bag and which Cooper could have put on before he jumped. Seems a bit far fetched and I don't know if the other passengers took their bags with them when Cooper allowed them to leave the plane.

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One new theory, mentioned in "On the Trail of D.B. Cooper" (an episode of the documentary series [b]Expedition Unknown[b]) is based on new info about the plane's flight path. A fellow thinks Cooper jumped later than we all believed, landing not in densely forested terrain, but on Nevada's high desert of sand and sagebrush. He'd certainly would have had better odds of survival there, I think.

http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/e...-of-d-b-cooper
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Thanks for that, Pat. I understand the plane's flight path is the object of controversy. Didn't the pilot say something about being able to feel the steps sort of bounce back like a diving board indicating that he had jumped?

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I have heard that, yes. But apparently flight logs seem to indicate a turn to the east at some point, which would place them over Nevada.
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