Looks like a decent DZ to me, but Cooper had to be a navigation genius and have incredibly good luck to have actually exited over this precise area BY DESIGN. I wonder if there was anything that could be seen from a 727 at 10K that would have indicated he was over the VOR station? Do VOR radial antenna arrays (which are not very high) have distinctive lights when they are located off airport?
If Cooper exited here and managed to pull the ripcord handle, he survived, in my opinion.
(This post was edited by 377 on Feb 19, 2008, 10:29 AM)