D. B Cooper Case: Unsolved Hijacking Case In The Nation

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The D.B. Cooper case is the only unsolved hijacking case in the nation. The FBI who were investigating this case for 45, have finally decided to end this hunt because “every time the F.B.I. assesses additional tips for the case, investigative resources and manpower are diverted from programs that more urgently need attention.” On November 24, 1971, a normal looking man carrying a black briefcase walked into Portland International Airport and bought a one-way ticket to Seattle,Washington (man actually paid for his ticket). He told airline workers that his name was Dan Cooper (reporters mistakenly called him D.B. Cooper and that name just stuck). After the plane took off, Cooper ordered something to drink, and then passed a note to one of the flight attendants on the plane. The note read: "I HAVE A BOMB IN MY BRIEFCASE. I WILL USE IT IF NECESSARY. I WANT YOU TO SIT NEXT TO ME. YOU ARE BEING HIJACKED”. In order to ensure the passengers’ safety, Cooper demanded $200,000 in cash and four parachutes. The FBI eventually received word of Cooper’s…show more content…
Cooper was and what happened to him. The FBI believes that D.B. Cooper jumped from the plane after lowering the rear stairs (the plane was located at border between Washington state and Oregon). To this day, no one really knows the identity of D.B. Cooper or his motives for hijacking the plane. One of the reasons why no one has uncovered his true identity is because of the lack of evidence. The only real evidence is the tie that Cooper left behind on the plane. This helped eliminate hundreds of suspects, but is still not enough to find the criminal. One of the theories that the FBI had was that he died when he jumped from the plane, but no one has ever found a body. In 1980, a boy found $5,800 of the stolen money while playing near a river in southern Washington. Confident that they may have a lead, the FBI searched the area where the money was found but couldn’t find anything
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