DB Cooper Day is celebrated on November 24 every year to commemorate the mysterious criminal who is still shrouded in controversy. Today is the perfect day to learn interesting facts and join in the celebration.
In 1971, an unremarkable man, calling himself Dan Cooper, bought a plane ticket. At the time, there was very little security, so tickets were sold without needing to provide proof of identity. Once the plane was airborne, Dan handed a note to a stewardess, demanding a parachute, fuel, and $200,000 in ransom, warning that a bomb would explode if these conditions weren’t met. The captain agreed with the airport staff to meet the criminal’s demands. After the civilians were disembarked, Dan closed the stewardesses in the toilet and jumped out of the plane. Nobody else saw him. To this day, there is still no certainty as to whether the man survived or not, but some of the ransom money was found at the alleged landing site.
- Cooper demanded 4 parachutes, although he was the only one on board.
- During the investigation, dozens of impostors contacted the FBI.
- After 50 years, the investigation is closed due to a lack of progress.
- Witnesses to the crime claimed that the man had unnatural hair, perhaps it was makeup.
How to take part
To join in on the celebration, learn a little more about the story. Now, there is an abundance of sources with little-known data that the police did not disclose before. You could throw a party to have fun with your friends, or discuss the case on social media and consider different opinions.
When is D.B. Cooper Day celebrated in 2023?
D.B. Cooper Day is observed on November 24 each year.