If you have heard of D.B. Cooper just some years ago, I bet you have known this name in Prison Break, the popular TV serial, but here, the post is on the real D.B. Cooper, who was the most mysterious airplane hijacker in the American aviation history!
November, 24, 1971, the journey was unique for the occupants of a Boeing 727, from Oregon to Washington! A man under the name of Dan Cooper, was also a passenger in the plane, but a different one! He hijacked the Boeing 727 by threatening the pilots and the air hostesses including the passengers with a bomb, asked also $200,000, with two parachutes and other things. According to the crew, D.B. Cooper was calm, he was not aggressive or had any related behavior. The FBI decided to satisfy his needs by giving the parachutes he commanded and the money. D.B. Cooper did not accept parachutes from the military, perhaps he was in doubt that the latter could implement something in them or whatever things which could make his life in danger, thus, he asked for normal civilian parachutes.
To escape with a parachute from an airplane, not only you must be a professional in flying from higher heights, but also know how to manipulate a parachute, including the knowledge of the places where you are going to fall! D.B. Cooper seemed to have knowledge on the places, according to an air hostess, Florence Schaffner, D.B. Cooper was right on the places he stated during conversations. To dive directly into the mysterious facet of D.B. Cooper, after he jumped from the airplane, his body was not found even the parachutes and some of the money had been found later!
The FBI said, perhaps he had died at such a height, but if he died after falling, his body would be found because his parachute had been found. Look, it is logic, suppose he was injured, and later died, his body would be found. D.B. Cooper would not continue to carry his parachute with him even after being injured, and it would be lame to say that he successfully escaped despite being injured and died later! Many persons claim to be D.B. Cooper after this case became famous in United States. Many suspects were in the ring of the FBI! Some theories argue that to be a person like D.B. Cooper, you must have knowledge of geography as D.B. Cooper was good when stating some places, you must also be good in jumping with parachutes, so when you combine all the knowledge required for this kind of hijacking, you get a conclusion that to be short, someone must be good in air, in other words, a pilot, or a person from the army!
Does it mean, D.B. Cooper was from the army or a pilot? Well, you decide!