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D.B. Cooper hijacking happened 50 years ago

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SEATTLE - A man who called himself Dan Cooper, also known as D.B. Cooper, hijacked a Boeing 727 over the Pacific Northwest 50 years ago.

On Nov. 24, 1971, Cooper bought a one-way ticket from Portland to Seattle on Northwest Orient Airlines. As he waited for the flight to take off, Cooper, who was dressed in a business suit, with a black tie and shirt, ordered a bourbon and soda.

RELATED: Legendary hijacker D.B. Cooper alive and well in California, filmmakers sayAccording to the FBI, he handed the stewardess a note that indicated that he had a bomb in his briefcase and wanted her to sit with him.

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