D.B. Cooper: Coming to the Washington State History Museum

We like a good D.B. Cooper story as much as anyone, so we were excited to read that the Washington State History Museum will be bringing to Tacoma an exhibit on the man and the mystery that surrounds him.

According to an article from The Daily News of Longview, the exhibit is set to open in Tacoma in August 2013.

The exhibit is still being assembled. It will include some of the $20 bills in Cooper ransom money found in 1980. It also will feature portions of a Boeing 727 — the same type of plane Cooper jumped out of — to illustrate the safety and security changes made to prevent similar hijackings.

Other items are still being added. The exhibit will not, however, be able to share FBI files for the case, as it is still considered under active investigation.

Read more from The Daily News.

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If D.B. Cooper is still alive (a slim chance) perhaps he might pay a visit to the museum.

July 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jenny Jenkins

@JJ – I love the idea of that!

July 26, 2012 at 8:43 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Mofo from the Hood

Back in 1971, it was common on a commercial plane to sit next to someone wearing a parachute. The flight crew didn’t care and even if the cockpit had a two-way radio, there was little chance that a call for help would result in a sky pursuit by enforcement officers in fighter jets.

July 27, 2012 at 12:04 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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