Category Archives: DB Cooper

New DB Cooper podcast brings unique and refreshing perspectives to the NORJAK saga

By Bruce A. Smith Updated, October 26, 2018 A new, original podcast series on DB Cooper, titled, “The Cooper Vortex,” has just been released on the Internet. Produced by host Darren Schaefer and aided by his production assistant Russel Colbert, … Continue reading

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Security questions abound on how a plane was stolen from Sea-Tac airport

By Bruce A. Smith Serious security questions have arisen in the wake of a commercial airliner being stolen from Sea-Tac on Friday evening, August 10. Richard Russell, a “ground services employee” of Horizon Air,  entered the cockpit of a twin-engine … Continue reading

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DB Cooper investigation returns to an old suspect – Sheridan Peterson

Special to the Mountain News, from Eric Ulis. DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation Report to be published July 10 will point to 92-year old suspect

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DB Cooper and the flap over Walter R. Reca – an interview with publisher Vern Jones

By Bruce A. Smith Vern Jones and his Principia Media publishing company have just released a book that claims to identify the iconic skyjacker DB Cooper. DB Cooper and Me: A Criminal, a Spy, My Best Friend, is a memoir … Continue reading

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New Suspect identified in DB Cooper case: Walter Beca

By Bruce A. Smith There is a new suspect in the DB Cooper case: Walter Reca I have just received an email from Doug Perry at the Oregonian’s OregonLive website which included a press release from a organization called Principia … Continue reading

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Recent commentaries on DB Cooper from Mountain News readers passes 1,000 posts

By Bruce A. Smith One of the fascinating – and troubling – aspects of the Internet is the need many users have to gossip. The draw of social media is a unique facet of modern life, and the criticisms and … Continue reading

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DB Cooper World loses a sleuth – remembering Bob Sailshaw

By Bruce A. Smith Bob Sailshaw passed away early this morning. I just received an email announcement from his wife, Michele. For those of us who knew him and interacted with him, we knew Sail as a passionate, cantankerous-but-kindly, and … Continue reading

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