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D B Cooper Fifty Years On

Old 22nd Nov 2021, 23:44
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D B Cooper Fifty Years On

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!
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 01:53
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Originally Posted by Stationair8 View Post
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?
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 11:58
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Some of it was accounted for. $5,880 was found in 1980.
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 13:53
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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.
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 19:42
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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.

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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 19:48
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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.

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probably seen on
Simple Flying

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Old 24th Nov 2021, 08:09
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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...
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Old 25th Nov 2021, 20:43
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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.
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What about this?

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