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Old 07-13-2016, 12:23 AM
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Yes, our bushrangers in Oz would assure any nervous female passengers on the stagecoaches they robbed 'We don't harm ladies, ma'am.' It was good PR. Maybe these women thought they might suffer a fate worse than death!
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D. B. Cooper, according to the young stewardess he had the most interaction with, was very polite, and never threatened her or harmed her in any way. The young male passenger sitting near Cooper in the other aisle admitted he was a bit annoyed at all the attention the guy in sunglasses was getting from the stewardess. (Lol, if he'd only known why!)
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Yes, our bushrangers in Oz would assure any nervous female passengers on the stagecoaches they robbed 'We don't harm ladies, ma'am.' It was good PR.
Of course, the ones who got killed (eventually) and shoved down a dingo's den weren't around to testify to the contrary...
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Thanks Errata, I've not heard that phrase 'kissing bandit 'before, but I like it. At least, I did before Ginger dispelled the romance!
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D. B. Cooper, according to the young stewardess he had the most interaction with, was very polite, and never threatened her or harmed her in any way. The young male passenger sitting near Cooper in the other aisle admitted he was a bit annoyed at all the attention the guy in sunglasses was getting from the stewardess. (Lol, if he'd only known why!)
Apart from the huge bomb he threatened to blow her up with. I do get your point though, a gentleman bomber. Whoever he was he was ultra cool.
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I think the suspect's name is Robert Wesley Rackstraw, and if even half of his resume is correct, he was very cool, indeed.

Here's a link to the episodes at History,com:

http://www.history.com/shows/d-b-cooper-case-closed
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I taped and watched the first episode not realizing that it was in two parts. Very frustrated not to be able to see the conclusion. Did they make a sufficient case against Rackstraw? I was really amazed at his strong resemblance to the composite sketch.

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I taped and watched the first episode not realizing that it was in two parts. Very frustrated not to be able to see the conclusion. Did they make a sufficient case against Rackstraw? I was really amazed at his strong resemblance to the composite sketch.

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Well, as I recall, they questioned Rackstraw, but got no affirmative answers. The documentary ended with the evidence being boxed up to be returned to storage. The government says it isn't actively pursuing the investigation, but the case, if leads appear, will be reopened and looked at.

This link has some of the footage regarding Rackstraw at YouTube, and you might be able to find part two of the documentary "D. B. Cooper: Case Closed?" at YouTube or elsewhere on the Internet.

https://dbcooper.com/2016/07/d-b-coo...ia-connection/

The site D B Cooper.com seems rather interesting for buffs of the case. I don't know how accurate the information on the site is, though.

One thing recently discovered on the Travel Channel program "Expedition Unknown" was evidence found on the clip-on tie "Cooper" left behind. Apparently testing showed that the owner of the tie probably worked either in the production of scanners or CRT screens.
They also discovered that "D.B." should have been "Dan", and that "Dan Cooper" was a character in French-language comic book popular in Canada, about an adventurer who did exciting things like skydiving from planes. Maybe our suspect was Canadian?
Another man suggests that Dan Cooper never landed in the tall forests of Washington, but more safely in the high deserts of Nevada.
All food for thought.
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I accidentally watched a documentary on DB Cooper last night. A different one I think, it was more focused on whether he could have survived the jump, rather than suspect. Although it did analyse the artists impression with some facial recognition software and it came up with one Duane Weber. He apparently confessed on his deathbed that he was Dan Cooper, but it seems he has been eliminated from enquiries due to the DNA sample recovered from the necktie. From what I understand, though, the DNA evidence seems questionable.
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I accidentally watched a documentary on DB Cooper last night. A different one I think, it was more focused on whether he could have survived the jump, rather than suspect. Although it did analyse the artists impression with some facial recognition software and it came up with one Duane Weber. He apparently confessed on his deathbed that he was Dan Cooper, but it seems he has been eliminated from enquiries due to the DNA sample recovered from the necktie. From what I understand, though, the DNA evidence seems questionable.
Hi, Joshua.

It wasn't DNA found on the clip-on tie. It was particles of a material used in making CRT screens.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...cooper-n708001

Theories suggest Boeing Aircraft, or a contract company doing work for them, but nothing is solid yet.
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