August 1st, 2011
08:06 AM ET

FBI working new lead in D.B. Cooper hijacking case

It's been nearly four decades since a man calling himself Dan Cooper jumped out the back of Northwest Orient Flight 305, somewhere between Seattle and Reno, Nevada, carrying a parachute and some $200,000 in pilfered money.

It's not known where Cooper landed, or if he even survived the jump. But the case lives on in infamy, what the FBI calls "one of the great unsolved mysteries" in the agency's history.

The FBI "reignited" the case in 2007, releasing for the first time a number of pictures and information on the case. Now, agents are working a new lead and looking at a new suspect in the 1971 hijacking.

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  1. D.B. Smith

    New lead in the case?? !@#!! anybody want to buy a Porsche??

    August 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    it sounds like the FBI don't like the 1 that got away & managed to make them look foolish at the same time! Do they have so much time on their hands to continue this chase? Isn't it time to let this go, it's not important anymore! No1 was murdered or kidnapped, so it's just about the $$! Btw, CNN 1971 is exactly 4 decades ago!!

    August 2, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
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