this day in crime history: november 24, 1971

db-cooper

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

  1. John D.:
    My wife recently was watching a show on “Cooper:, and I SHOULD have watched it. Sadly, I missed it, but I did notice it was one I haven’t seen (yet).

    Guess we might not ever know WHO Copper really was, what was his final fate, or what happened to the rest of the loot.

    Have a good Thanksgiving and stay safe out there, boss.

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