Demanded four parachutes and $200,000
After some time, the air hostess went to the captain of the flight with a note demanding four parachutes and $200,000. When the flight landed in Seattle, Cooper released 36 passengers in exchange for money and parachutes. But he kept many of the crew members captive. The plane took off again and Cooper ordered the captain to proceed to Mexico City. But something very mysterious happened in the middle, if it had not happened, ‘DB Cooper Day’ would not have been celebrated on 24 November.
robber missing in the dark of night
Cooper jumped out of the back of the plane with a parachute and money at around 8 p.m. midway between Seattle and Reno. The pilots made a safe landing but where Cooper disappeared into the darkness of the night remains a mystery to this day. The FBI immediately began an investigation as soon as it became aware of the incident. It was named NORJAK because of the Northwest Hijacking which continued for many years. Hundreds of people were questioned, leads were followed across the country, and the plane was searched for evidence.
boy got a bag full of notes
By five years after the investigation, the list of suspects included more than 800 names. A theory surfaced stating that Cooper did not survive the jump down from the plane. The parachute he used did not open and he jumped into a wooded area in the dark of night. This theory gained further support in 1980 when a boy found a rotting bag full of notes whose numbers matched the serial numbers of the notes given to Cooper. But the man who suddenly showed up, hijacked a plane, and then mysteriously disappeared to this day remains a mystery to FBI officers.