History's Greatest Mysteries

The Final Hunt for DB Cooper

Series 1 - Episode 2 The Final Hunt for DB Cooper

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Summary

DB Cooper is the pseudonym of an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in United States airspace between Portland and Seattle on November 24, 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom money before parachuting to an uncertain fate, never to be seen again. As actor Laurence Fishburne reveals, it remains the only unsolved case of air piracy in commercial aviation history and one man - Eric Ulis - has spent over 7,500 hours investigating the mystery.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Laurence Fishburne
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