FBI Makes New Bid to Find 1971 Skyjacker Posted: 2008-01-01 17:36:50 Filed Under: Crime News, Nation News PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 1) - The FBI is making a new stab at identifying mysterious skyjacker Dan Cooper, who bailed out of an airliner in 1971 and vanished, releasing new details that it hopes will jog someone's memory.
The man calling himself Dan Cooper, also known as D.B. Cooper, boarded a Northwest flight in Portland for a flight to Seattle on the night of Nov, 24, 1971, and commandeered the plane, claiming he had dynamite.
Who Was D.B. Cooper?5 of 5 A number of people have claimed to be D.B. Cooper over the years -- notably, a man named Duane L. Weber whose deathbed confession inspired a July 2000 U.S. News and World Report article. The FBI ruled him out as a suspect after cross-referencing his genetic profile with DNA left on the clip-on tie Cooper wore during the heist. Source: AP
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