I have to admit that growing up, I was always fascinated by a good D.B. Cooper story. For those of you below the age of say 30, you probably have no idea who the guy was, but there is a pretty good movie that tells the tale which you could watch. Basically it is a guy who hijacked a plane which was pretty common back in the early 1970's. Back then there were no metal detectors so you could pretty much do whatever you wanted and bring whatever you wanted on a plane. Anyway, he hijacked the plane, forced it to land, evacuated the passengers, got $200K in ransom and had the pilots of the plane take him up in the air again. At that point he opened up the back of the 727 and jumped out with a parachute. There has been no trace of him since except for about $5000 in bills from the ransom that was discovered not too far from Vancouver.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
To me, I say the guy lived. The reason I am bringing this up is because the FBI had a big lead in the case which they usually do every few years to get people talking and to see if the public can come up with a solution because I don't think the FBI has a clue about it. The latest idea seems to be to blame it on a guy who died about 10 years ago because he got into a car accident in 1971 and they think it was a cover for him getting medical treatment due to the injuries he got from jumping out of the plane. Meh. I need some proof. Apparently they have fingerprints from the plane but have yet to match any to the guy who died ten years ago.