D.B. COOPER Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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D. B. Cooper (aka "Dan Cooper") is an alias of an aircraft hijacker who, on     
November 24, 1971, after receiving a ransom payout of US$200,000, jumped from   
the back of a Boeing 727 as it was flying over the Pacific Northwest of the     
United States somewhere over the Cascade Mountains, possibly over Woodland,     
No conclusive evidence has surfaced regarding Cooper's whereabouts; the FBI     
believes he did not survive the jump. Several theories offer competing           
explanations of what happened after his famed jump.                             
Three significant clues have turned up in the case. In late 1978, a placard,     
which contained instructions on how to lower the aft stairs of a 727, believed   
to be from the rear stairway of the plane from which Cooper jumped, was found   
just a few flying minutes north of Cooper's projected drop zone. In February     
1980, eight-year-old Brian Ingram found approximately $5,800 in decaying $20     
bills that were uncovered on the banks of the Columbia River. Brian Ingram was   
eventually allowed to keep $2,860 of this money. In October of 2007, the FBI     
announced it obtained a partial DNA profile of Cooper from the tie he left on   
the hijacked plane. The nature of Cooper's escape and the uncertainty of his     
fate continue to intrigue people. The Cooper case (code-named "Norjak" by the   
FBI) still remains an unsolved mystery. On December 31, 2007, the FBI revived   
the unclosed case by publishing never before seen composite sketches and fact   
sheets online in an attempt to trigger memories that could possibly identify     
Cooper. In a press release, the FBI reiterated that it does not believe Cooper   
survived the jump. The FBI expressed an interest in obtaining his identity.