In 1971, a man with sunglasses, a raincoat and a small attache case boarded a flight, lit a cigarette and calmly told his stewardess that he had a bomb and a handful of demands. Dan Cooper –misnamed as D.B. Cooper in the press– would go down in history for the stunt he’d pull off, skyjacking a plane and jumping off of it into the night. America was immediately enamored with the mysterious everyman, but who was he and what exactly happened that fateful, rainy night?
Hijacker Collects Ransom of $200,000; Parachutes From Jet and Disappears - The New York Times
Parachuting Hijacker, $200,000 Loot Hunted:. The Washington Post. 26 Nov 1971.
Weather Hampers Search For Parachuting Hijacker - The New York Times
Norjak: The Investigation of D.B. Cooper. Himmmelsbach, Ralph. 1986.
Hunt for Escaped Hijacker In Woodland, Wash., Ends. New York Times. 30 Nov 1971
PART OF D.B. COOPER LOOT UNCOVERED BY 8-YEAR-OLD: Associated Press. 13 Feb 1980.
Scientists say they may have new evidence in D.B. Cooper case—USA Today
Update on Investigation of 1971 Hijacking by D.B. Cooper — FBI
Robert Rackstraw, D.B. Cooper suspect with various bizarre Oregon connections, dies at 75.