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Old 03-29-2017, 07:43 AM
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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?
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No idea who he was but I for one hope he's chilling on a desert island somewhere. They never found the rest of the money, so it's possible he made off with it against the odds.
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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?
Hi Tom
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.
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No idea who he was but I for one hope he's chilling on a desert island somewhere. They never found the rest of the money, so it's possible he made off with it against the odds.
Same. I'm generally a "summon the executioner!" sort, but there's something very romantic about Cooper. I hope he at least got away, even if he lost the money.
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Hello, TomTom,

Interesting discussion of the D. B. Cooper mystery in Pub Talk section of this forum at: http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=10076

Facts I've recently learned:

"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.
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