DB Cooper urban skydiving


DB Cooper, the infamous pirate plane jumped into the mythology of urban skydiving for a passenger plane in the Pacific Northwest with $ 200,000 rescue, is back on the radar of the FBI.

Cooper, whose case remains unsolved hijacking the only company in U.S. history, has become the stuff legends night of November 24, 1971, when he jumped into the sky, the Boeing 727 between Portland, Ore., and Seattle. He disappeared for ransom, has formed - 10,000 $ 20 bills.

The case remained open, but the path was a cold, despite the hundreds of suggestions, tens of thousands of theories and discoveries in scientific research. Now, the FBI, which has already said that Cooper is probably dead, in search of new evidence, reported average weekend in Seattle, the epicenter of a story that seemingly can never die. The FBI has recently been the main issue is the first report in the Telegraph newspaper in London, evidence of Cooper's international appeal.

The tip is placed at the FBI came from a law enforcement source who led investigators to a person who may have useful information about the suspect, said FBI spokesman Ain Sandalo Dietrich Seattle Sunday Times. She called the new information the "most promising lead we have now," but warned that investigators were not about to break the case.

"With all the lead that our first step is to evaluate how credible it is," Dietrich said Sandalo the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Saturday. "If this comes through another law enforcement [agency] that I saw when I got -. It seems very interesting"

The information includes an article that was sent to a lab in Quantico, Virginia, for testing, he said. He gave no details about the item or the man's identity.

Dietrich was on vacation Monday, after a message on his answering the FBI.

It is not surprising that Cooper, the story has generated dozens of books and at least one of the films. It combines elements of mystery (what happened ...), adventure (dropping the machine jumps to the rugged terrain ..), but above all, the romance of an unknown person get away with something to lose, and possibly enjoy the ill-gotten gains.

Reportedly purchased a man calling himself Dan Cooper one-way ticket to Seattle the day before Thanksgiving 1971 at the Portland airport counter of Northwest Orient Airlines. It was somewhere in the mid-40, between 5-10 and 6-2. He wore a black raincoat, a dark suit, white shirt and black tie. He could have gone to a funeral or a bank with its tie pin mother-of-pearl.

He ordered the Bourbon and water, and lit a cigarette (in those days you could burn on a plane). He called the stewardess over and delivered the note, printed in capital letters: ". I have a bomb in my bag I'm going to use it when necessary I want to be next to me were hijacked ..."

In the late afternoon, the plane landed in Seattle, was refueled and took off passengers. In the evening, the ransom and parachutes and transmitted to the machine for the left Rhine At 20:13, the tail of the aircraft suddenly a continuous movement upwards.