Essay On D. B. Cooper: The Unsolved Hijacking
“Miss. You’d better look at that note. I have a bomb,”. This quote from Cooper is what began the infamous hijacking in 1971 (Gray). There is still plenty of debate about whether or not he survived the jump that enabled him to get away on that night. This debate stems from the plethora of facts that can back up either side of the story. Who knows how it has been over forty years with the case still open and still unsolved. Although it may never be proven whether D.B. Cooper lived or died after his attempted hijacking, there is definitely reason to believe that he could have survived the jump.
It all started on the day the before Thanksgiving when a man under the name of D.B. Cooper purchased a plane ticket to Seattle. During the flight, this mysterious man slipped a note to the flight attendant informing her that he has a bomb and commanded her to tell the pilot (“D.B. Cooper”). Then, he demanded that at the next refueling, they needed to give him $200,000 and to let off the passengers as quick as possible. His wish was granted and the plane took off again to Mexico City with just him, the flight attendant, and the pilots. With the ransom money strapped to his chest along with two different parachutes, he jumped (Gray). The FBI, at his suspected landing area, searched for …show more content…
Cooper: Everything”). This evidence even further supports the idea that he survived and possibly buried a portion of the money. Some conspirators believe that somebody else buried the money, but that is highly unlikely because someone else would have had contact with him (“D.B. Cooper: Everything”). If Cooper successfully landed the jump, there is a higher probability that he made it out alive. This is because the biggest danger regarding his survival was making it safely to the ground, not getting out of the area