Tuesday, March 25, 2008

D. B. Cooper: New Evidence?


More than 36 years after the fact an unidentified man in Clark County, Washington, may have accidentally uncovered the first credible evidence concerning whatever became of notorious hijacker D. B. Cooper while grading a road on his property, near Amboy.

FBI are investigating a parachute found buried in the remote rural area which appears to be consistent with the one used by Cooper when he bailed out of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 over the heavily wooded Washington/Oregon border at approximately 10:15 PM on the day before Thanksgiving in November 1971 with $200,000 in $20 bills strapped to his waist.

No trace of Cooper or the money has ever been recovered despite an 18-day manhunt conducted by 400 troops in the days following his disappearance. Due to the daring of his escape and the fact that neither he nor his remains have ever been found, Cooper is something of a folk hero; a 1981 film entitled The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper starred Treat Williams as the man himself.
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