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Posted: 12/22/2005 10:08:09 AM EDT
So I just finished watching the Discovery Channel.

It's a very interesting story. What do you guys think about it?

I think he could have survived, but I'm not sure he did.

They found no body, but none of the bills ever showed up except for the few that washed up on the bank of the river.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:15:12 AM EDT
I think 1Gunrunner is DB Cooper...


Aviator
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:16:48 AM EDT
I bet he pulled it off. He is one of my inspirations.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:18:15 AM EDT
The Navy seals have been doing similar jumps for years. It's possible. Ever seen without a paddle?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:19:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
The Navy seals have been doing similar jumps for years. It's possible. Ever seen without a paddle?



What if he was an Ex-Seal?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:19:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:24:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tostitos:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
The Navy seals have been doing similar jumps for years. It's possible. Ever seen without a paddle?



What if he was an Ex-Seal?

Anything is possible.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:27:07 AM EDT
He died.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:28:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aviator:
I think 1Gunrunner is DB Cooper...


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Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:30:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
He died.



That's my theory.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:31:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
He died.

No I he didn't.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:31:40 AM EDT
I saw him at the GunShow.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:32:20 AM EDT
Busted, share!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:33:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tostitos:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
The Navy seals have been doing similar jumps for years. It's possible. Ever seen without a paddle?



What if he was an Ex-Seal?



IIRC, DB did his jump before the SEALs ever tried it.
He was the innovator.
All others are imitators.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:35:50 AM EDT
I have it on good authority he made it......

All the way to the ground. Gravity wins hands down.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:36:17 AM EDT
Probably, but I wouldn't wanna take bets on when the military actually started doing it.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:41:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 10:42:57 AM EDT by Big_Louie]
My theory is that he died. I'm ashamed to admit I hope he made it. The man had balls.

It doesn't seem likely that he would have been able to meet up with an accomplice. Navigation, timing, etc, would have been too hard.

If he came down in the water, its almost certain that he either drowned or died of exposure given the temperature and his equipment.

The terrain is not an ideal DZ, with the giant trees and mountains and all.

With luck, the jump was do-able. Skydivers have done it since then. The search was started late, and the terrain doesn't help the searchers either.

No one ever found a body and only a small part of the money was recovered when it washed up a few years later.

None of the bills ever showed up in circulation as far as anyone knows. The show I saw today mentioned that the Federal Reserve wasn't automated then, so it was possible they could have slipped through. I'm not sure I buy that one.

With the jump being so hard and the money never showing up, it gives the impression that he never made it. Then there is the money that washed up.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:57:59 AM EDT
Two suspects

I think Cooper and McCoy were one in the same.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:20:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bmick325:
Two suspects

I think Cooper and McCoy were one in the same.



Very interesting.
I've never heard of that guy, even when DB Cooper is explicitly mentioned in articles and TV documentaries.

Why not?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:44:48 AM EDT
Actually he assumed someone else's identity but got caught for some crime and is in prison, but is soon to escape, don't you guys watch Prison Break?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:32:38 PM EDT
His real initials are G.M.B.
In the late seventies he showd up in Ashboro N.C. and opened a drop zone called "liberty skydivers". Had lots of HALO experience and was one of the only Master Riggers in N.C. at the time.
"Just a theory of course"
Base-Rigger
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:36:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 12:46:06 PM EDT by Da_Bunny]
PWND
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:38:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
He died.



No I he didn't!!

DUPE! (Of my reply.)
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