Inside the world’s most mysterious hijacking

It’s been 48 years since a man commandeered a Boeing 727 only to jump out of it mid-flight after his ransom demands were met… and he still hasn’t been identified. Key.Aero recounts the puzzling events of Thanksgiving, 1971 

On November 24, 1971, a man who later became known as both ‘D.B Cooper’ and ‘Dan Cooper’ carried out the only unsolved case of air piracy in commercial aviation history.  

He managed to extor

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