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

One thought on “this day in crime history: november 24, 1971

  1. John D.:
    After seeing several hoes on this and hearing a lot of speculations as to what really happened to “DB”, I’m still not ready to flip either way.
    If he’s dead…he’s good and dead.
    If not, then he is probably doing okay.

    Helluva way t make a living, though.

    Very good story.

    Roll safe.

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