Category Archives: DB Cooper

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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DB Cooper and the FBI – video on the Citizen Sleuths now on YouTube

By Bruce A. Smith The Citizen Sleuths segment of the DB Cooper and the FBI video series is now available for viewing on YouTube. Link is below. The Citizen Sleuths are a group of private citizens recruited by the FBI … Continue reading

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