OVER 50 years ago, a man calling himself Dan Cooper was part of a famous kidnapping case.
The FBI investigated DB Cooper’s case for many years.
Was DB Cooper ever found and solved?
The DB Cooper case has baffled law enforcement and amateur detectives alike for many years.
The official FBI website says the case remains a mystery.
“The daring kidnapping and disappearance remains an intriguing mystery for law enforcement and amateur detectives alike,” the FBI wrote in the article.
On November 24, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper boarded Flight 305 bound for Seattle, Washington.
He was en route from Portland, Oregon before heading to Seattle.
The FBI writes that Cooper appeared to be a “quiet man” who was in his mid-40s.
He reportedly ordered a bourbon soda drink while waiting for the plane to take off.
Cooper approached the Northwest Orient Airlines counter before becoming the prime suspect in one of the greatest mysteries in FBI history.
On July 12, 2016, the FBI officially closed the case and moved on.
The FBI’s update reads: “**Update July 12, 2016: The FBI has reallocated resources allocated to the DB Cooper case to focus on other investigative priorities.”
Cooper was never identified or found.
What did DB Cooper do?
Over 50 years ago, Cooper hijacked Flight 305, which was flying from Portland to Seattle.
He reportedly slipped a note to the flight attendant threatening them with a bomb.
He later demanded four parachutes and $200,000 in twenty-dollar bills from the flight attendant, the FBI reports.
After the flight landed in Seattle, Cooper traded 36 people on the flight for the parachutes and money.
The hijacker then kept several crew members on board and the plane made its way to a new destination in Mexico City.
Just after 8 p.m., Cooper jumped off the plane somewhere between Seattle and Reno.
He reportedly took the parachute and the ransom he had previously received.
The pilots later landed safely, but Cooper was never seen again.
During the kidnapping, the FBI found out about the crime and henceforth dubbed it NORJAK.
NORJAK stands for Northwest Hijacking.
“By the five-year anniversary of the kidnapping, we had considered more than 800 suspects and ruled out all but two dozen,” the FBI wrote on its website.
How can I view the documentation on the DB Cooper case?
Netflix is set to launch a limited series on its hot website, exploring the mysterious case of DB Cooper.
DB Cooper: Where are you?! will be released on Netflix on July 13, 2022.
The documentary comes out six years after the FBI shut it down.
In 2020, HBO also released a documentary titled The Mystery of DB Cooper.
Cooper’s story also inspired the 1981 feature film The Pursuit of DB Cooper.
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