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Old 07-12-2016, 07:17 AM
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Default Television Documentary on D. B. Cooper

Last night I watched part one of a two-part documentary called "D. B. Cooper: Case Solved?" which was very interesting. He was the hijacker in November 1971 who took over a jet plane and demanded cash and parachutes, but was gone by the time the Boeing 727 landed in Reno. It seemed he had asked for the rear doors to be lowered, then had jumped with a parachute over the forests of Washington state.
Eight years later, some of the money was recovered on a beach by a small boy and his father. Nothing else has been found of "Cooper" or his ransom money, despite a lot of searching by the FBI and other agencies, including private amateur sleuths.

This series sends a crime journalist and former FBI agent to investigate various leads and suspects, and then they meet with a pair of gentlemen who claim they've tracked down the real culprit. I like the presentation which is not sensationalized, and shows an incredible amount of research. Looking forward to seeing part two and learning more about their suspect.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:56 AM
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Pcdunn,
Yeah the DB Cooper is a doozy!
The Wikipedia article is pretty good, with lots of references to follow up if you wish.

The man had real bottle.
He sipped a couple of Bourbons and water, and even insisted on paying his drinks bill.

Cool customer.
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Hi, Barn,

I was about sixteen that Thanksgiving, and I recall being fascinated by the story when it broke because it seemed so bizarre. Planes had been highjacked before, but this was the first time the highjacker had left in midair!

The documentary is very good, especially for looking at several of the people who either claimed to be Cooper or were suspected by others of having something to do with it. I definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the case.
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Most people have some outlaw they are fan of, a gunslinger, a kissing bandit, a freedom fighter...

for me it's always been DB Cooper. I cant help it. Just so effin' cool.
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Spookily enough, the film "The pursuit of DB Cooper" is just about to start on tv
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Most people have some outlaw they are fan of, a gunslinger, a kissing bandit, a freedom fighter...

for me it's always been DB Cooper. I cant help it. Just so effin' cool.
My favorite outlaw is Robin Hood.
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Dear old MJK's cousin Ned, for me.
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Well, that was mildly entertaining, but I'm not sure it stuck to the known facts. At least, not the ones I know.
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Most people have some outlaw they are fan of, a gunslinger, a kissing bandit, a freedom fighter...

for me it's always been DB Cooper. I cant help it. Just so effin' cool.
A kissing bandit? Is that a real thing, or something you've dreamt up in a moment of unguarded fantasy, like a Mexican apple thief?
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A kissing bandit? Is that a real thing, or something you've dreamt up in a moment of unguarded fantasy, like a Mexican apple thief?
Haha it's a phrase for a gentleman bandit, like in the old west who would rob a stage coach and hand down the lady and retrieve her bags for her while robbing the strongbox. A gentleman, charming, courtly to the ladies, a kissing bandit.
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