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Old 03-25-2008, 17:18   #1
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D B Cooper's Parachute?

D B Cooper's parachute?

http://www.columbian.com/news/localN...DB-Coopers.cfm

Hmmmm.
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Old 03-25-2008, 19:08   #2
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Could Be...

That could be... Some kids playing on a river bank found some of the $$$ back in the 80's. The area was near where they were dredging the river. within the last 10 yrs, a parachute was found wrapped around a bridge support near the jump zone..

Having grown up in WA. The local legend is that D B Cooper shows up at the annual DB Cooper Day festivities in disguise..

D B Cooper was a misnomer.... I can't remember who, but someone added the middle initial. It was D Cooper who made the jump.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper
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Old 03-25-2008, 20:56   #3
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I was questioned about this, a long ..........time ..........ago.......!
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Old 03-25-2008, 21:27   #4
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I think it's time to set the record straight........











I'm D.B Cooper














No wait......I'm Spartacus



Nevermind....carry on.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:00   #5
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I was questioned about this, a long ..........time ..........ago.......!
Never fear the FBI is on the case..... even if they catch Cooper it will take another 25 years to bring the case to trial.....
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:18   #6
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Never fear the FBI is on the case..... even if they catch Cooper it will take another 25 years to bring the case to trial.....
Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:33   #7
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Only the Canopy

So it looks like they only have a canopy.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/orego...100.xml&coll=7

Have not gone to the site to dig up the harness yet.

25 Years may be a little quick.

From the story an agent did go up there and poke around.

Nylon is pretty durable and parachutes make a mess if they are rolled and stuffed. Would be pretty hard to just get the canopy and nothing else even after all these years.

Tons of reserves and T-10 canopys in the surplus market, most with the lines cut off. I got one in the garage.

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Old 03-26-2008, 10:25   #8
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Some photos

http://wtop.com/?sid=1372316&nid=218
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:01   #9
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Looks to be in good condition

Looks to be in good condition. White?

Saw a lot of lines. That many and some should have been attached to the risers. Unless it was cut free, old or new cuts?

This is a typical news story, go for the bang and don't ask any real questions. Fluff.
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Old 03-26-2008, 13:07   #10
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My father was a Naval Aviator based in Seattle in the early 50's. One day he took a cargo plane for a flight and couldn't get it to fly normally. He fought it until he landed and told Maintenance he felt it had a bent or twisted fuselage due to metal fatigue or a hard landing. You couldn't tell anything from routine pre-flight inspections. My father's "battle buddy", if Navy pilots have such a thing, went missing the next day flying the same plane. When he asked what happened, why wasn't the plane grounded, they told him they needed another pilots opinion on the problem. Their whole squadron searched for weeks. No plane, no chutes, nothing. The Pacific Northwest was underdeveloped then, but he always thought progress would turn up something. Maybe this is a different canopy then D.B. Coopers. BN.
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Old 03-26-2008, 13:15   #11
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Also, Yahoo reports it was a Navy parachute manufactured in 1946. BN

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080326/...FEToIDRl6s0NUE
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Also, Yahoo reports it was a Navy parachute manufactured in 1946. BN
We'll see how long it takes the FBI to add 2 and 2
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Never fear the FBI is on the case..... even if they catch Cooper it will take another 25 years to bring the case to trial.....

But they caught the Unabomber.....thats right his brother turned him in, my bad

Wait they caught Eric Rudolph, thats right a small town Cop caught him Dumpster Diving, Double my Bad

They assaulted the Branch Dividian Compound and captured all the Suspects, thats right they burnt it down and killed everyone, Triple my bad
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But they caught the Unabomber.....thats right his brother turned him in, my bad

Wait they caught Eric Rudolph, thats right a small town Cop caught him Dumpster Diving, Double my Bad

They assaulted the Branch Dividian Compound and captured all the Suspects, thats right they burnt it down and killed everyone, Triple my bad

Come on be nice, look at this case, the FBI are "HOT" on the trail.......(after 6 1/2 years!) I'm betting any decade now they will catch the perp!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,342852,00.html
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Come on be nice, look at this case, the FBI are "HOT" on the trail.......(after 6 1/2 years!) I'm betting any decade now they will catch the perp!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,342852,00.html
Sure...I mean there was that whole Ruby Ridge thing.....errr...uhmmmm...never mind
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