I came across this very interesting hijacking incident, where the hijacker not only hijacked the plane, but also got his ransom and then, of all surprises, jumped from the plane using a parachute and has never been heard of ever again!
Not just that, even the money wasn’t recovered ever. Mind-blowing case! It remains a mystery as to where the heck he went! Investigators still try to solve this mystery – New clues in DB Cooper hijacking case after clip-on tie discovery
Read about the case here:
D. B. Cooper is a media epithet popularly used to refer to an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, on November 24, 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted to an uncertain fate. Despite an extensive manhunt and an ongoing FBI investigation, the perpetrator has never been located or positively identified. The case remains the only unsolved air piracy in American aviation history.
The suspect purchased his airline ticket under the alias Dan Cooper; but, because of a news media miscommunication, he became known in popular lore as “D. B. Cooper.” Hundreds of leads have been pursued in the ensuing years, but no conclusive evidence has ever surfaced regarding Cooper’s true identity or whereabouts, and the bulk of the ransom money has never been recovered. Numerous theories of widely varying plausibility have been proposed by experts, reporters, and amateur enthusiasts.
While FBI investigators have insisted from the beginning that Cooper probably did not survive his risky jump, the agency maintains an active case file—which has grown to more than 60 volumes—and continues to solicit creative ideas and new leads from the public. “Maybe a hydrologist can use the latest technology to trace the $5,800 in ransom money found in 1980 to where Cooper landed upstream,” suggested Special Agent Larry Carr, leader of the investigation team since 2006. “Or maybe someone just remembers that odd uncle.”
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