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Stationair8
22nd Nov 2021, 22:44
Fifty years ago today Dan Cooper skydived into folklore history along with $200,000 dollars that has never been accounted for.

Long live the DBCooper vane!

punkalouver
23rd Nov 2021, 00:53
Fifty years ago today Dan Cooper skydived into folklore history along with $200,000 dollars that has never been accounted for.

Long live the DBCooper vane!
How come the DC-9 doesn't have one?

Bull at a Gate
23rd Nov 2021, 10:58
Some of it was accounted for. $5,880 was found in 1980.

treadigraph
23rd Nov 2021, 12:53
With your pleasant smile And your dropout style, D.B. Cooper, where did you go?

Must admit, I did enjoy "The Pursuit of D B Cooper" with Treat Williams - a bit of a whacky "what if..." with some great crazy flying by Art Scholl.

tdracer
23rd Nov 2021, 18:42
How come the DC-9 doesn't have one?
Are you sure about that? I was under the impression that the DC-9 series aircraft did in fact have a similar device to prevent opening the aft door in flight.

Self loading bear
23rd Nov 2021, 18:48
A few months ago I saw an announcement on Nat. Geographic or the like that there would be a new dig in the riverbed. I haven’t seen the documentary yet.
I think it is on one of the pay channels of NG.

edit:
probably seen on
Simple Flying (https://simpleflying.com/db-cooper-evidence-search/)

ETOPS
24th Nov 2021, 07:09
Hi Stationair8

You're right about the "folklore" bit as you have continued the fake news about this case again.

The "Dan Cooper" who boarded the aircraft is not the same person that was mis-reported as a suspect at the time named "D B Cooper" The FBI had no information as to whether "Dan Cooper" was a real name or alias so simply trawled for anyone with that surname and came up with a suspect (with previous history) called Mr D B Cooper.
He was in fact quickly eliminated but the poor reporting conflated the two identities which probly helped the real criminal hide his true name...

punkalouver
25th Nov 2021, 19:43
Are you sure about that? I was under the impression that the DC-9 series aircraft did in fact have a similar device to prevent opening the aft door in flight.
Maybe someone can find a picture of one. And the STC that goes with it.

Bergerie1
26th Nov 2021, 06:37
What about this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3TtL2cmlcM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
5th Dec 2021, 16:59
A jump plane with seats???!!?!???!???!!

We barely had a seat for the pilot!

megan
6th Dec 2021, 00:06
You the 727 driver then. :p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0p02jI4o3g

One Cooper story.

https://nymag.com/news/features/39593/

ETOPS
14th Dec 2021, 06:55
Now solved - according to Dan Gryder...........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UuRpW8wdVA

He was Richard Floyd McCoy Jr who actually hijacked another aircraft shortly afterwards..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_McCoy_Jr.

I wouldn't bother with the first half of the video but skip forward to the interviews with the remaining family.
I'm happy that this is now "case closed"

SpringHeeledJack
14th Dec 2021, 16:38
That video, the 2nd half recommended to watch, seemed very convincing in an authentic way by the siblings of McCoy. They didn't seem particularly like they were chasing notoriety or attention and a lot of the anecdotes seemed to fit, but as always who knows ? There have been too many 'death bed confessions' proclaiming to be DB Cooper, so everything with a pinch of salt.

A question to our American contributors, at the end of the film, the daughter was visiting her father's grave and on the inscription was his Social Security Number! Of the US graveyards I've visited I've never seen that before, Military service numvers, but SSN's no. Was this a dig at the system in some way ?

Dreamland
2nd Jan 2022, 21:46
Has anyone checked out the video on YouTube (sorry canít post the link, DB Cooper, Deep family Secrets?

He names the man he says made the jump and itís pretty convincing. Thereís also a book written by two FBI agents that also point to the same guy, the book is DB Cooper, The Real McCoy.



Cheers,
Dreamland