52 years ago, on November 24, 1971, a man the world now knows as D.B. Cooper walked into the Portland International Airport the day before Thanksgiving, paid $20 in cash for a one way ticket to Seattle, then soon became the most infamous hijacker in U.S. history.
Once on the plane, Cooper slipped a flight attendant a note and claimed to have a bomb in a brief case. As soon as the hijacked jet landed in Seattle, Cooper exchanged the passengers for $200 thousand and four parachutes, then demanded to be flown to Mexico.
Over southwest Washington, he parachuted from the plane, vanishing into thin air with the money, never to be seen again.
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