this day in crime history: november 24, 1971

On this date in 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 airliner. He received $200,000 in ransom and ordered the plane back into the air. He parachuted out somewhere over southwestern Washington state and disappeared. In February of 1980, $5880 of the money was found by 8 year old Brian Ingram near Vancouver, WA. Cooper’s true identity and whereabouts, and the whereabouts of the rest of the ransom money, remain unknown to this day.

Further reading:

Crime Museum – D.B. Cooper

Wikipedia – D.B. Cooper

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3 thoughts on “this day in crime history: november 24, 1971

  1. John D.:
    I’d forgotten that it was this LATE in the year when Cooper “took the plunge).

    Sure musta been a cold jump!
    One of recent history’s CLASSIC mysteries.

    Good post.

    Roll safe out there.

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