Case Study: The Unsolved Mystery Of D. B. Cooper

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The Unsolved Mystery of D.B. Cooper

I.Introduction

A.Imagine being a flight attendant, now picture receiving a note from a passenger which indicates that there is a bomb on the plane; this is what happened to Tina Mucklow, a flight attendant and also one of the main witnesses of the D.B. Cooper Case.

B.The unsolved case of D.B. Cooper is one of the most infamous hijackings of American History.

C.Not only that, it’s also one of the largest and most difficult conundrums ever for the FBI.

D.I have been interested in the topic of D.B. Cooper for a while.

E.I’ve researched on this topic many times before, but this time I’ve dug even deeper.

F.The strange incident centered around D.B. Cooper is one of history's most perplexing mysteries
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B. On November 24, 1974, a man wearing a black raincoat, black suit and tie, wrap around sunglasses, and holding a dark briefcase, boarded a plane from Portland, Oregon to arrive in Seattle Washington. (Cohen)

C.According to the FBI on the article “D.B. Cooper Hijacking,” the man was a quiet man who appeared in his 40s, when a short time after 3 o’clock he handed the stewardess a note. (“D.B. Cooper Hijacking”)

D.The note indicated that he had a bomb in his briefcase and wanted her to sit with him. (“D.B. Cooper Hijacking”)

E.The stewardess, stunned, did as told. The man then opened his briefcase to show the mass of wires and red colored sticks and demanded her to write down what he told her. (“D.B. Cooper Hijacking”)

F.He demanded $200,000 dollars in 20 dollar bills, 4 parachutes, and “no funny stuff.” (Cohen)

G.This passenger identified himself as Dan Cooper, but due to reporting errors he was forever remembered as D.B. Cooper.

H.When the plane landed in Seattle authorities handed over the items and evacuated most of the passengers.
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(“Who Was D.B. Cooper and Where Did He Go?”)

1.This theory was born when his brother saw an episodes of Unsolved Mysteries.

2.He believed that his brother was Cooper because he was a flight attendant for Boeing and his picture resembled Cooper.

D.Lastly, one of the most obvious conclusion is that D.B. Cooper died. (Eddy)

1.It is important to note that Cooper was no expert skydiver. According to the FBI in their article “D.B. Cooper Redux,” they originally thought that Cooper was an experienced skydiver or perhaps even a paratrooper, but after a couple years they concluded that that was simply not true.

2.They believe that no experienced parachutist would have jumped in the night when it was raining with a 200 mile-an-hour wind in his face, wearing loafers and a trench coat, it would be too risky.

3.Cooper also didn’t notice that his reserve chute was only for training and had been sewn shut, something a skilled skydiver would have checked. ("D.B. Cooper Redux")

E.There are many theories and suspects in the D.B. Cooper case and these are just the tip of the iceberg.

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