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Viewers Are Convinced The Real DB Cooper Stars In Netflix Documentary About His Disappearance

Shola Lee

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Viewers Are Convinced The Real DB Cooper Stars In Netflix Documentary About His Disappearance

People are convinced that D.B Cooper starred in the Netflix documentary about his disappearance.

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Yep, just when you thought that Netflix had filtered through all the wild true crime stories there are, they find another binge-worthy gem, or a bag of cash in D.B's case.

The recently released documentary series, D.B Cooper: Where Are You traces the strange disappearance of the plane hijacker who parachuted into the night with around $200,000 (equivalent today to around 1.4 million) in cash.

The documentary calls on several key figures in the investigation, including a former member of the FBI.

Now, fans are convinced that the ex intelligence investigator is D.B himself - comparing his likeness to a witness sketch of the hijacker.

One user wrote: "Watching a DB Cooper documentary and all I can think is how I think this former fbi investigator they're interviewing as an expert is the real DB Cooper."

Another had a theory about the case: "It's like they knew it was him, but couldn't prove it, so rather than have them scrutinizing him for the rest of his life, he agreed to give the money to the feds in exchange for immunity and lifetime employment as the FBI's D.B. Cooper expert," which is, actually, a pretty decent guess.


For those who have no idea what's going on, let us give you some context about the strange case.

On the afternoon of 24 November 1971, D.B bought a one-way plane ticket from Northwest Orient Airlines, flying to Seattle, Washington.

He paid in cash, said his name was Dan Cooper, and boarded the commercial flight, everything seemed painfully normal; D.B donned a suit, purchased a bourbon, and passed an air hostess a note.

Here's where things take a left turn, the note informed the air hostess that D.B had a bomb in his briefcase and that he wanted her to sit next to him.

She obliged - D.B told her to write down what he said next and to take it to the cockpit.

A boy discovered $5,000 near Columbia River in 1980 which matched the ransom money serial numbers. Credit: FBI
A boy discovered $5,000 near Columbia River in 1980 which matched the ransom money serial numbers. Credit: FBI

D.B demanded $200,000 in $20 bills and four parachutes.

He used the 36 passengers on board as leverage and once the plane landed he swapped the scared passengers for the ransom.

However, the story doesn't stop there, D.B kept some crew members on board, and they set off into the air again - this time towards Mexico City.

D.B jumped out of the plane mid-flight, around 8pm, using the parachutes.

He disappeared into the night, and an FBI investigation was launched.

However, little came of the investigation, until 1980, when $5,000 of the ransom cash (matched by the serial number) was discovered by a young boy named Brian Ingram.

The money did little to help track D.B down though and in 2016 the FBI announced they were reallocating funds given to the investigation elsewhere.

Now, it's a Netflix documentary so who knows, maybe the case will get cracked by someone at home?

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, True Crime

Shola Lee
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