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  • n. A person who commits skyjacking, who skyjacks.


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  • "Dan Cooper" is actually the name the skyjacker used.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Marla Cooper told the network that she believes the skyjacker is her uncle, a deceased man named L.D. Cooper, who returned bloodied and bruised from what he said was a hunting trip just after the Thanksgiving eve hijacking in 1971.

    NPR Topics: News

  • He was credited with inventing or popularizing terms such as "skyjacker,"


  • Without quality forensic evidence to test, it will be nearly impossible for agents to close the case on the skyjacker.

    The Curse of D.B. Cooper

  • Federal agents and sheriffs were desperate to get into the thorny brush of the Cascade foothills to search for the missing skyjacker, but that was no easy feat.

    The Curse of D.B. Cooper

  • Over four decades, agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation have spent tens of thousands of hours and countless resources in trying to chase down D.B. Cooper, but no matter how close they have come to the elusive skyjacker, they have always come up short.

    The Curse of D.B. Cooper

  • In 1971 the skyjacker made off with $200,000 after jumping out of a 727, never to be seen again.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2009

  • A passenger, he ad-libbed, was holding two children at gunpoint; then he asked the tower to speak to him in English to "fool" the skyjacker into thinking the plane was heading for the United States.

    Flight To Freedom

  • And the FB. now investigating new clues in the 36-year-old mystery of famed skyjacker D.B. Cooper.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2008

  • And the FB. is trying again to identify the mysterious skyjacker who became known as D.B. Cooper.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2008


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