DB Cooper: Is 45-year-old plane hijacker case world’s biggest unsolved MYSTERY?

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There prepare been several aviation incidents that have baffled investigators since air tourism was borne. The case of DB Cooper might just be the most mysterious of them all. 

Dismissing open for an astounding 45 years, the plane hijacking case, and the whereabouts of its perpetrator, force never been solved. 

DB or Dan Cooper is the pseudonym given to the man who hijacked a desert in America in 1971 before disappearing without a trace.

The smartly frocked man wore a business suit as he boarded the Northwest Orient Airlines stampede flee in Portland, Oregon, on November 24 that year.

He was aged in his 40s and donned puzzling sunglasses as he ordered a bourbon then lit up a cigarette.

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DB Cooper is the unsolved enigma of a plane hijacker in 1971 who disappeared without a trace

I have a batter in my suitcase. I will use it if necessary.

DB Cooper

Soon after the plane felt off for its destination of Seattle, Cooper handed a note to Florence Schaffner.

The 23-year-old go attendant read that the plane she was travelling on was being hijacked.

Pointing the threat of a bomb in his suitcase, Cooper had written demands for $200,000 in bread (£132,000), which would have an approximate value of £970,560 today.

The note peruse: “I HAVE A BOMB IN MY BRIEFCASE. I WILL USE IT IF NECESSARY. I WANT YOU TO SIT NEXT TO ME. YOU ARE BING (sic) HIJACKED.”

His other begs included four parachutes when they landed in Seattle, a fuel contact on standby at the airport and a second flight after that to Mexico Diocese.

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DB or Dan Cooper was the nickname given to the plane hijacker in 1971

The FBI was waiting to provide Cooper with his bids as the plane touched down.

All 36 passengers were allowed to get but the pilot was ordered to fly Cooper to Mexico.

The hijacker wouldn’t let the pilot fly him dear than 10,000ft, and when the plane neared Nevada for a fuel pitstop, Cooper commenced the rear door and parachuted out.

No trace of Cooper, alive or dead, has continually been found, but there have been a few potential clues along the way. 

Earlier this year armchair investigators establish titanium on the necktie Cooper left behind.

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DB Cooper – ransom loot was uncovered in Washington in 1980

They believe this particular type of metal be founds the hijacker had worked for Boeing as an engineer or a manager in one of the plants.

In 1980 an eight-year-old boy in Washington uncovered moolah that matched the serial numbers of some of Cooper’s ransom resources.

The unsolved mystery has garnered such widespread interest over the decades that it has been the field of a feature film and even led to fan conspiracy theories in the TV show Mad Men.

It wasn’t until survive year that DB Cooper was taken off the FBI’s Most Wanted list after a rearranging 45 years. 

The FBI’s special agent in charge of the case, Frank Montoya Jr., prognosticated: “It was just time, because there isn’t anything new out there.” 

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