D. B. Cooper “Skyjacker” 1971



 


 


 


 

 

Now, Google is reporting from Associated Press that a 48 year old woman from Oklahoma is claiming, her uncle was D. B. Cooper. This is the only unsolved hijacking case in the history of aviation that happened about four decades ago. Google reports, “Marla Cooper believes her late uncle, Lynn Doyle Cooper, was the man who hijacked that plane in November 1971 and parachuted — with $200,000 in ransom cash — into a rainy night over the Pacific Northwest.

Now 48, Cooper said she recently recounted for the FBI her recollection of a Thanksgiving holiday in 1971 at her grandmother’s home in Sisters, Ore.

“I was 8 years old, so I can’t tell you exactly what he said, but I do remember the words: ‘Our money problems are over.”
“While federal investigators say solving the hijacking is a low priority because present-day criminals pose a greater threat, the case holds a prominent place in American folklore: the guy who pulled an incredible heist and got away.

“We’re desperate to believe in people who can do things we can’t,” said Geoffrey Gray, who has written a book about the case.

The FBI isn’t convinced D.B. Cooper even survived the jump but has chased more than 1,000 leads in the case.”
“It is an unsolved crime and we are obligated to address that if new, credible information comes to us,” Gutt said.

Marla Cooper, whose comments were first reported by ABC News, said she recalled two of her uncles, including an uncle she knew as “L.D.,” plotting something “underhanded” during that Thanksgiving visit to her grandmother’s house.

“I knew they weren’t shooting straight with me when they were teasing me and telling me they were going turkey hunting,” she told the AP.

“I was a witness to them returning from their so-called turkey hunt early the next morning … when my uncle L.D. was very injured and heard them telling my father that they had hijacked an airplane,” she said.

Over the years, Marla Cooper said she never gave much thought to the incident until she pieced together her memories with comments made first by her father shortly before his death in 1995, and later by her mother two years ago.

After her mother’s comments spurred her memory, Marla Cooper said she looked up the story of D.B. Cooper and “over the next few days, I was just flooded with memories of what happened.”

She said she contacted the FBI after she “was certain that what I was remembering were real memories and not imagined.”
“On Nov. 24, 1971, a man who gave his name as Dan Cooper claimed shortly after takeoff in Portland, Ore., that he had a bomb, leading the flight crew of the Northwest Orient plane to land in Seattle.”
“The flight then took off for Mexico with the suspect and flight crew on board.”
“The story has captured the imagination of amateur sleuths for decades in part because it has all the elements of a classic tale, including a hero who is perceived as a Robin Hood-type character, said Gray, whose book “Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper” comes out this month.

“We all want to believe in heroes, even if they’re bad guys,” Gray said.

Marla Cooper told ABC that her uncle had been obsessed with the French-language comic book hero Dan Cooper — a major in the Royal Canadian Air Force — and that he had a comic book tacked to the wall.

A generic looking sketch released by the FBI shortly after the hijacking only added to the media frenzy, Gray said.

“That sketch became just a blank portrait for people to fill in with their own fears, suspicions and hunches, and this phenomenon emerged,” he said.

But without something more than the memories of an 8-year-old girl, Gray said he remains skeptical Lynn Doyle Cooper is actually D.B. Cooper.”
“It’s unclear what separates Uncle L.D. from this lot,” he said.

Seattle-based FBI case agent Larry Carr was tasked with reigniting the case five years ago and the agency posted a “D.B. Cooper Redux” on its site in 2007, urging the public to help solve the enduring mystery.

The FBI released photos of a black J.C. Penney tie the hijacker wore and some of the stolen $20 bills found by a young boy in 1980 along the banks of the Columbia River. In the FBI’s recounting, it quoted Carr as saying he thought it was likely that Cooper didn’t survive the jump.

But Carr still sought the public’s help.

“Maybe a hydrologist can use the latest technology to trace the $5,800 in ransom money found in 1980 to where Cooper landed upstream,” Carr said.
“The FBI said a new lead came to the bureau after a tipster initially discussed the case with a retired law enforcement officer, who then contacted the agency.”
“The lead focuses on a suspect who died more than 10 years ago.

Marla Cooper said her uncle died in 1999 but wouldn’t say where he lived before his death.

She said her mother recently provided investigators with a guitar strap belonging to her uncle to be tested for fingerprints.

Investigators have tested a guitar strap from the suspect who is the subject of the new lead, Gutt said Wednesday, but found it wasn’t suitable for fingerprint analysis.”
“But the FBI doesn’t have a time frame for how long it will take to vet the lead, which is something they’ve known about for more than a year, he said.”

This YouTube video from ABC shows actual interview with Marla Cooper:

It is a big surprise for me that even in the light of D. B. Cooper’s extra-ordinary knowledge about 727 and his totally mysterious disappearance, the aircraft crew was never suspected. That was the time when passengers and crew went in and out of the airport unchecked, without any sort of inspection. The crew claims that the only probable clue they have about him jumping off the plane is the sudden aircraft tail upward movement around 8:13 PM and the two Air Force planes trailing the aircraft above and below it, did not see anything dropping off the staircase, at a height of about ten thousand feet, is very suspicious. A small portion of money found, was probably dropped intentionally, to distract the investigators.

 
Conquer the web with ExcitingAds!

Browse our Blog

Read our articles on Congratulations! Mr. Boehner And gang, and Get Mad! Country Going Down, Part 1


Maryland Shop

1 Replies to “D. B. Cooper “Skyjacker” 1971”

  1. I am always sating hotels and the difference in quality and customer service still amazes me. I have done a lot of travelling through business and pleasure and the difference to me between a nice stay and a great stay is welcoming staff. There is nothing worse than checking into a hotel to find that the staff can’t even really be bothered to servce you and show you too your room. I have also stayed at hotels where items of my personal belongings have gone missing after the maids have gone through the place.

  2. whoah this blog is excellent i love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, many people are hunting around for this info, you can help them greatly.

  3. Excellent weblog. I was checking constantly this weblog and I am impressed! Very useful information specially the last part I care for such information much.

  4. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  5. Thanks , I have just been searching for info about this subject for ages and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

  6. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I am quite sure I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  7. Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I am shocked why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  8. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different website and thought I should check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking over your web page again.

  9. great post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this. You should continue your writing. I am confident, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

  10. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

  11. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  12. Great website. Lots of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your sweat!

  13. What i don’t realize is actually how you are not actually much more well-liked than you may be right now. You are very intelligent. You realize therefore significantly relating to this subject, made me personally consider it from a lot of varied angles. Its like men and women aren’t fascinated unless it’s one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs great. Always maintain it up!

  14. It’s really a nice and useful piece of information. I am glad that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Keep up the fantastic work , I read few blog posts on this site and I think that your weblog is real interesting and holds bands of superb information.

  16. I just wanted to jot down a simple word to be able to thank you for all the wonderful suggestions you are showing at this website. My particularly long internet research has finally been recognized with wonderful content to write about with my family members. I would believe that we site visitors actually are extremely endowed to be in a magnificent place with so many outstanding professionals with very helpful tactics. I feel rather lucky to have come across your entire weblog and look forward to many more excellent times reading here. Thanks a lot once again for everything.

  17. Thank you for another great article. Where else could anybody get that type of info in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.

  18. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You are wonderful! Thanks!

  19. Thanks a lot for giving everyone an exceptionally pleasant opportunity to read in detail from this website. It really is so awesome plus full of a great time for me personally and my office acquaintances to visit your site particularly 3 times in one week to read the fresh things you have. And definitely, I am also actually pleased for the perfect inspiring ideas you give. Certain two tips in this posting are in fact the very best we have all ever had.

  20. I’ve read several good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to create such a excellent informative website.

  21. I just couldn’t depart your web site prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard info a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be back often to check up on new posts

  22. Excellent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too fantastic. I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it wise. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a great web site.

  23. Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thanks

  24. whoah this blog is fantastic i love reading your articles. Keep up the great work! You know, many people are hunting around for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  25. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I’m quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  26. What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & aid other users like its helped me. Great job.

  27. Stage presently there definitely good reasonable when camping. Nothing can stand-in one on one communications we as if your thoughts right here. I’d not even heard of public disconnect, however i view it occurring. We’re also more and more wrapped up in our on the internet lives than our bodily ones. We’ve got to perform to be certain this does not completely isolate us from your lives.

  28. There are actually lots of particulars like that to take into consideration. That is a nice level to carry up. I offer the thoughts above as normal inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important factor will be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if finest practices have emerged round things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a good game. Both boys and girls feel the impression of only a second’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives. Las Vegas Dentist

  29. Hi I am so grateful I found your webpage, I really found you by accident, while I was researching on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a remarkable post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.

  30. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

  31. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my website =). We could have a link exchange agreement between us!

  32. I do accept as true with all of the ideas you have offered on your post. They’re really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are too brief for beginners. Could you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

  33. you’re really a good webmaster. The site loading speed is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a fantastic job on this topic!

  34. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I’m quite certain I will learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  35. obviously like your web-site but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I will surely come back again.

  36. The very crux of your writing while appearing agreeable in the beginning, did not really settle well with me after some time. Someplace within the paragraphs you managed to make me a believer unfortunately just for a while. I still have a problem with your jumps in logic and you would do well to help fill in those breaks. In the event that you can accomplish that, I would surely be impressed.

  37. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  38. Appreciating the hard work you put into your website and detailed information you offer. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  39. I do agree with all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They’re really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are too short for beginners. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

Comments are closed.