132. D.B. Cooper Lives On (2)

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D.B. Cooper checked out the parachutes and the . He strapped on a back chute and then front chute. He filled a third parachute bag the money. He tied that bag securely to front chute. The stewardess watched his every move. was impressed with how “professional” he was.
When finished, D.B. told the pilot to take off. .B. said to fly south toward Mexico at 10,000 . Once the 727 was airborne, D.B. told the to go sit up front with the pilot. later, D.B. opened the rear door of the plane and jumped out. It was dark, and was cold.
Pilots in the two fighter jets were following the 727 saw nothing. Nor did radar detect a descending parachute. D.B. disappeared into night, and almost 40 years later, D.B. is a man who simply vanished into thin air.
1980, a kid found $6,000 of the marked on the bank of the Columbia River, near , Oregon. Had D.B. landed in the river and ? Had his body and most of his money drifted into the Pacific? Or, had D.B. left money there as a ruse, to make the think that he had died? The FBI is that D.B. Cooper got away. “If we find dirtbag, he’s going to prison for 30 years,” one agent recently.