Month: December 2021

D.B. Cooper 50th Anniversary Episode

Before season two kicks off in earnest on 1/4/22, here’s a quick primer into the legendary case that will be part of our focus during the upcoming series. Fifty years ago this week, on 11/24/1971, a man calling himself “Dan Cooper” hijacked a Northwest Orient flight from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon and demanded a $200,000 ransom from the airline. What happened next would make the mystery man–who would be remembered as “DB Cooper”–an iconic figure in the outlaw history of the west and inspire half a century’s worth of investigation and speculation: he jumped.