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