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D. B. Cooper and Flight 305

Reexamining the Hijacking and Disappearance

D. B. Cooper and Flight 305
Robert H. Edwards By (author)
Product ID:  26926
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Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

Limited ***

7.0 X 10.0 in
264 pg

TRUE CRIME / Heists & Robberies
TRUE CRIME / Historical
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / Commercial


On November 24, 1971 a polite, nondescript and dark-complexioned man calling himself "Dan Cooper" hijacked Northwest Airlines Flight 305 between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. At Seattle International Airport, he demanded and received USD 200,000 and four parachutes, released the passengers, and ordered the crew to take him to Mexico. Somewhere on the way, he jumped. He was never found or identified. Forty-five years later, the FBI gave up the hunt. The "D B Cooper" case is the only unsolved act of air piracy in US history. This book looks at the case from the perspective of a mathematician and pilot. It uses previously unsourced data, combined with statistics, aeronautics and meteorology, to show where and how the FBI could resume the search, and possibly find out at last who "D B Cooper" really was.

Author Bio

Bob Edwards studied mathematics at Cambridge University and earned his MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics. He embarked on a career as an economist and later as a contractor in economic, demographic, and market research. He has owned and managed his own research firm since 1990. He holds a private pilot's license and has experience in parachuting.