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TMCNo1
03-26-2008, 03:53 PM
Has it been found?

By GENE JOHNSON - Associated Press Writer
SEATTLE(AP) Hoping to solve at least part of a 36-year-old mystery, the FBI is analyzing a torn, tangled parachute found in southwest Washington to determine if it belonged to famed plane hijacker D.B. Cooper.
Children playing outside their home near Amboy found the chute's fabric sticking up from the ground in an area where their father had been grading a road, agent Larry Carr said Tuesday. They pulled it out as far as they could, then cut the parachute's ropes with scissors.
The children had seen recent media coverage of the case _ the FBI launched a publicity campaign last fall, hoping to generate tips on the unsolved highjacking _ and they urged their dad to call the agency.
"When we went to the public, the whole idea was that the public is going to bring the answers to us," Carr said. "This is exactly what we were hoping for."
In November 1971, a man identifying himself as Dan Cooper _ later mistakenly but enduringly identified as D.B. Cooper _ hijacked a Northwest Orient flight from Portland, Ore., to Seattle, claiming he had a bomb.
When the plane landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, he released the passengers in exchange for $200,000 and asked to be flown to Mexico. On the flight to Mexico City, he apparently took the cash and parachuted from the plane's back stairs somewhere near the Oregon border.
Agents doubt he survived because conditions were poor and the terrain was rough, but few signs of his fate have been found. The parachute was discovered about 160 miles south of Seattle, near the border.

D3skier
03-26-2008, 04:20 PM
if they found the chute but no body then how can they claim that he didn't make it?

sand2snow22
03-26-2008, 04:29 PM
They found the chute very near where we take the boat! Chute had a date of 1949. They found some ($5k) of his money in the Columbia River, but it is very far from where this chute was found. The old theory is that he didn't survive and some of the money washed down the Washugal River into the Columbia?

If this is his chute, that theory is dead. More like he planted the money. Smart Mofo. I wonder if we'll ever know what happened?

M-Funf
03-26-2008, 05:28 PM
Funny you never see DB Cooper and HB at the same time...

Coincidence? :rolleyes:

flipper
03-26-2008, 05:31 PM
Funny you never see DB Cooper and HB at the same time...

Coincidence? :rolleyes:

Did the chute smell like Booze????

Jim@BAWS
03-26-2008, 05:58 PM
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/356407_cooper26.html?source=mypi


Pictures and video

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