Episode 15: D.B. Cooper: The Sky Bandit

The FBI's composite sketches of D.B. Cooper.

The FBI's composite sketches of D.B. Cooper.

On Thanksgiving Eve, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked an airliner, collected $200,000 in ransom money, and parachuted out of the plane, never to be seen again. Who was D.B. Cooper, and did he survive his jump?

*NOTE: We incorrectly state in the opening of the episode that the hijacking occurred in 1972. That was a typo in our notes; the incident actually took place in 1971.*

Resources:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/21/fbi-reportedly-accepts-new-evidence-with-possible-link-to-db-cooper.amp.html

https://thedbcooperhijacking.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/on-request-the-two-page-outline-on-christiansen-and-geestman-in-the-d-b-cooper-case/#more-1484

https://themountainnewswa.net/2012/02/23/suspects-in-the-db-cooper-skyjacking-sketches-pictures-and-comparisons/

http://citizensleuths.com/

Buzzfeed Unsolved: The Strange Disappearance of D.B. Cooper

The Skyjacker That Got Away (The History Channel)

Music:

Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Brittle Rille by Kevin MacLeod

Killers by Kevin MacLeod

Twisted by Kevin MacLeod

Cold Funk by Kevin MacLeod

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