MYS181: Fifty years ago, Dan Cooper boarded a short flight to Seattle and then hijacked the plane. After getting $200,000 in ransom, he parachuted out of the plane, never to be seen again. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask who he really was, how he pulled off the plot, and what happened to him after.
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Links for this episode:
- Geoffrey Gray’s book Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper
- Skipp Porteous & Robert Blevins’s book Into the Blast
- Drew Beeson’s book Paratrooper of Fortune
- Robert H. Edwards’s book D. B. Cooper and Flight 305: Reexamining the Hijacking and the Disappearance (Nov. 24)
- Chuck Brodsky’s album with “The Ballad of D.B. Cooper”
- D. B. Cooper
- FBI files on D.B. Cooper
- Dan Cooper comics
- Dan Cooper skydiving cover
- How “D.B.” Cooper got his name
- Aircraft hijacking
- Monty Python “Take this bus to Cuba!”
- Skydivers weigh in on the jump
- Vapor lock
- Terroristic threat
- Cooper vane
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