Contact Us

40th Anniversary of D.B. Cooper Hijacking

SEATTLE (AP) — This week marks the 40th anniversary of the infamous D.B. Cooper skyjacking case, and enthusiasts are coming to the Pacific Northwest to celebrate.

It was on Thanksgiving eve, 1971, when Cooper took $200,000 of ransom money and jumped out the back of a hijacked Boeing 727 into a freezing rain over southwestern Washington. The hijacker’s identity and fate remain mysteries.

Nevertheless it’s been a rich year for Cooper sleuths. An Oklahoma woman came forward to say it may have been her uncle. A new book publicized several theories, and a research team released findings suggesting Cooper worked in the chemical industry.

Some of the new findings will be presented during a symposium in Portland Saturday. The Ariel Store and Tavern in Washington also plans its annual bash later Saturday.

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on NewsTalk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on NewsTalk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.