50 years ago today a man bought a one-way plane ticket to Seattle

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On the day before Thanksgiving in 1971 a man who gave his name as Dan Cooper paid $20 in cash for a one-way ticket from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington.
The 30 minute flight turned out to be a lot longer because once in the air he hijacked the plane with what looked like an explosive device in his briefcase.
Northwest Airlines agreed to deliver parachutes and a $200,000 cash ransom to the plane as demanded.
The refueled Boeing 727 took off with only the hijacker, one flight attendant and the three-person cockpit crew aboard.
Over the border of Oregon and Washington State, the hijacker opened a ramp located in the tail of that particular model of aircraft and bailed out into the night.
He has never been found; several thousand dollars of the ransom money was later discovered.
Due to erroneous news reporting, the wanted man was identified in the media as D.B. Cooper and the name stuck.
The suspect left a clip-on necktie with mother of pearl tie clip aboard the plane.
He smoked several Raleigh brand cigarettes during the hijacking but the cigarette butts have been lost.

Yeah I know wikipedia isn't always right but they have an interesting article about this case -
 

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On the day before Thanksgiving in 1971 a man who gave his name as Dan Cooper paid $20 in cash for a one-way ticket from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington.
The 30 minute flight turned out to be a lot longer because once in the air he hijacked the plane with what looked like an explosive device in his briefcase.
Northwest Airlines agreed to deliver parachutes and a $200,000 cash ransom to the plane as demanded.
The refueled Boeing 727 took off with only the hijacker, one flight attendant and the three-person cockpit crew aboard.
Over the border of Oregon and Washington State, the hijacker opened a ramp located in the tail of that particular model of aircraft and bailed out into the night.
He has never been found; several thousand dollars of the ransom money was later discovered.
Due to erroneous news reporting, the wanted man was identified in the media as D.B. Cooper and the name stuck.
The suspect left a clip-on necktie with mother of pearl tie clip aboard the plane.
He smoked several Raleigh brand cigarettes during the hijacking but the cigarette butts have been lost.

Yeah I know wikipedia isn't always right but they have an interesting article about this case -
Hmm, looks like a young @druryj…. Could explain all the Walthers ;)
 
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