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California Man Accused of Being D.B. Cooper: A Life Ruined or a Case Solved?
San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 7, 2017 | Keith Sharon

Posted on 10/07/2017 9:59:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The man in the natty suit smoked a cigarette, ordered a bourbon and soda and carried a bomb in his briefcase.

He sat in the rear of the passenger cabin on Northwest Orient Flight 305 from Portland to Seattle. Shortly after takeoff, he slipped the flight attendant a note explaining his intention to hijack the plane. Calmly, he put on a pair of sunglasses, demanded $200,000 in ransom and directed the pilot to land in Seattle. Once on the ground, the hijacker let 36 passengers exit, accepted the $200,000 and instructed the pilot to fly to Mexico.

On Nov. 24, 1971, a man who had bought a ticket using the name Dan Cooper – and later was misidentified by the Associated Press as D.B. Cooper – parachuted mid-flight from the rear exit of Flight 305 and straight into American folklore. It is the only unsolved case of piracy in the history of U.S. aviation. Today, 46 years after that Thanksgiving-eve skydive, three facts about the identity of D.B. Cooper are true:

1. A team of 40 volunteer sleuths (many of them retired law enforcement investigators) has named Robert Rackstraw of San Diego as the person they believe to be the fugitive.

2. The actual FBI has closed the case July 11, 2016 without reaching any conclusion.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dbcooper; fbi; missing; mystery
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1 posted on 10/07/2017 9:59:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Well, Nick, no responses, but I appreciate the post, I’d never have seen the article other wise and that’s what makes FR indispensable. Good outta you!

I would like to take this opportunity to once again state that Bruno Hauptmann was a patsy!

2 posted on 10/07/2017 11:08:48 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: nickcarraway

Pretty sure D.B. Cooper is on freerepublic.


3 posted on 10/07/2017 11:42:20 PM PDT by Herakles (Diversity is a globalist scam for power!)
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To: nickcarraway

Does anyone really want to know who it was?

This hijacking is an American legend, for a whole bunch of reasons.


4 posted on 10/07/2017 11:52:38 PM PDT by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow, I didn’t realize there was so much more to the story...and so much more yet to come.


5 posted on 10/08/2017 1:49:13 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: nickcarraway

I hope Cooper is never found.
Some legends, or myths, should live forever.

Was anyone killed, raped or otherwise physically hurt?
No.

Time, age or PC BS have taken everything else, Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, Huckleberry Fin and Tom Sawyer.
Dang it!
Leave us DB Cooper!


6 posted on 10/08/2017 5:43:33 AM PDT by oldvirginian (The older i get the less i care what people think of me, therefore the more i enjoy life.)
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To: nickcarraway

I read that DB Cooper is living in Nepal with his wife!!


7 posted on 10/08/2017 6:10:05 AM PDT by ConservaTeen (Islam is Not the Religion of Peace, but The religion of Pedophilia...)
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To: nickcarraway

In other news, it was reported that the third alien managed to live through the Roswell crash and escaped the wreckage. It has managed to live on the land in the Sangre De Christo mountains. Although the relentless New Mexico sun is thought to be harmful, The large eyes have adapted.


8 posted on 10/08/2017 6:17:35 AM PDT by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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To: oldvirginian

Cooper and Jack the Ripper! Never solved. Announced same week as OJ is released and starts looking for his wife’s killer.

This entire case has always been interesting. The only way it could have worked was by “insider help” and FBI help or ignorance.


9 posted on 10/08/2017 6:35:20 AM PDT by DrDude (Hillary Clinton waddles into the swamp on a daily basis for bathing purposes only!)
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To: nickcarraway

Try posting something to the San Jose news site that is opposed to the left, Muslims, and queers and watch how fast you get banned. What fraction of this article is real?


10 posted on 10/08/2017 6:40:07 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)
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To: nickcarraway

This story is total BS.

The story itself gives it away as BS.

So his associates on the ground were waiting for him when he jumped?

Tell me how they knew where he would land?

How did he know where he was?

Even a highly skilled civilian pilot who knows exactly where he is at any given moment would not have the information on winds aloft accurately enough to land on a targeted spot.

True that an experienced pilot knows exactly what the winds are at his altitude, but wind varies significantly both in speed and direction between jet flight levels and the ground.

For that information one needs very careful briefing from a meteorologist.

For Cooper to land at the spot where his cohorts waited, the pilots and air traffic control would have to be a part of the scheme so the flight path and the altitude would be exact and the jump would occur at the exact instant required.

I am surprised that someone who did or does night jumps in the military has not commented on this story.

So when the telling of this tall tale says his guys were waiting for him on the ground with their pickup,,,,,,,


11 posted on 10/08/2017 6:42:09 AM PDT by old curmudgeon (There is no situation so terrible, so disgraceful, that the federal government can not make worse)
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To: South Hawthorne
D.B. Cooper was actually Steve McQueen...No one else was nearly cool enough to pull that off....☺
12 posted on 10/08/2017 6:52:52 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: South Hawthorne
D.B. Cooper was actually Steve McQueen...No one else was nearly cool enough to pull that off....☺
13 posted on 10/08/2017 6:52:59 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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https://dbcooper.com/2016/12/robert-rackstraw-5-fast-facts/

https://dbcooper.com/2016/08/d-b-cooper-witness-fingered-rackstraw/

http://www.google.com/search?q=Robert+Rackstraw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&tbm=isch

https://martinandrade.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/robert-wesley-rackstraw-is-not-db-cooper-2/


14 posted on 10/08/2017 6:54:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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I vividly recall someone claiming to be DB Cooper posting on FR the day after he jumped with that $200k.


15 posted on 10/08/2017 7:09:44 AM PDT by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" @HOROWITZ39, DAVID HOROWITZ)
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To: nickcarraway

Nonsense.

He’s 73 and would have only been 27 in 1971.
Sketch is of a man older than 27.

Then he screws up the story by saying he first heard of DB when he was 14.

Nothing adds up.


16 posted on 10/08/2017 7:11:19 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: nickcarraway

I am DB Cooper.


17 posted on 10/08/2017 7:23:37 AM PDT by OldSmaj (The only thing washed on a filthy liberal is their damned brains.)
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To: ConservaTeen
I read that DB Cooper is living in Nepal with his wife!!

Really? I read he was down in South America with Hitler, JFK, and Elvis.

18 posted on 10/08/2017 7:45:28 AM PDT by libertylover (We EXPECT RESPECT for the flag and anthem.)
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On another mystery...I saw a 2-hour show a while back on the History Channel about the guys who escaped from Alcatraz. It convinced me that the 2 brothers at least, probably survived, and I’m pretty hard to convince about these things. Check it out if you can find it.


19 posted on 10/08/2017 7:50:35 AM PDT by libertylover (We EXPECT RESPECT for the flag and anthem.)
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I saw that show also, but my conclusion was different -— it seemed to me more likely that they missed their landfall and got washed thru the Golden Gate and out to sea by the strong outward tide.


20 posted on 10/08/2017 8:08:00 AM PDT by expat2
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