How Dan Cooper JUMPED from an aircraft and the end of aft Air-stairs!

  • Am Vor 8 Monate

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    Have you ever wondered over where the back air-stairs on aircraft have gone? Those stairs that looked like they went straight into the tail of the aircraft.
    Did you know that those stairs are connected to the reason we have baggage checks on aircraft today as well as to stories about the CIA and one of the most famous crimes in aviation history?
    In todays episode I will give you some background to the awesome history of Air-stairs and much, much more.
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    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    01:24 YOUR skillshare deal
    01:40 Episode Overview
    02:36 History of the air-stair
    05:10 Boeing 727 Stairs
    07:00 CIA
    08:37 D.B Cooper
    19:28 The Cooper Vane
    22:00 End of the Aft Stairs
    24:00 Operation of B737 Stairs


    Below you will find the links to videos and sources used in this episode. Enjoy checking them out!

    Martin 202 Picture: By RuthAS - Own work, CC BY 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...

    Convair 240 Picture: By Pa34 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...

    www.google.se/amp/s/simplefly...

    www.airliners.net/forum/viewt...

    Super MD 80 emergency door
    de-film.com/v-video-TAndXzhgurI.html
    Convair CV-240: @SAS Scandinavian Airlines
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair...

    Old Airstairs Image: Hale Rowland
    www.cntraveler.com/story/i-wa...

    BIA Airplane: @Eduard Marmet
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...

    727 Footage: @Topfelya
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Bzb...

    727 Render: Mike James
    mikejamesmedia.com/news.html

    727 Engines Photo @Smithsonian Institution
    airandspace.si.edu/multimedia...

    727 Render Inner Cabin: Mike James
    mikejamesmedia.com/news.html

    DB Cooper Bomb: @lifedaily.com
    curioushistorian.com/the-disa...

    DB Cooper Flight 727 Photo: @Bettmann/CORBIS
    www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/...

    Money Image: @cheezian
    www.coincommunity.com/forum/t...

    727 Aft Stairs Open Render: @Mike James
    www.mikejamesmedia.com/b727_10...

    DB Cooper suspects Image
    citizensleuths.com/cooperimag...

    F-106 Image: @United States Air Force
    sofrep.com/fightersweep/today...

    1973 Bagage Check image: @Clem Albers / The Chronicle
    www.sfchronicle.com/oursf/art...

    DC-9 Photo: @Aircraft Pics
    aircraft-pics.com/dc9.html

    MD-80 Photo: @Adrian Pingstone
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonne...

    Tail cone demo video: @Markhk
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAndX...

    MD-88 tailcone Air Stairs video: @Harold Betancourt
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4DM0...

    Galley Image: @Safran Cabin
    aviationweek.com/mro/interior...

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Vor 7 Monate
Jim Evans
Jim Evans

Here in Oregon there is a fella that owns a 727 as a home.

Vor Monat
Pistons Rods & Dad Bods
Pistons Rods & Dad Bods

I'm waiting for that "first 1,000 people get free flight training" lol

Vor 3 Monate
Bad Ethics
Bad Ethics

I have a question about the 727, why do the nacelle mounted engines have positive AoA? I would imagine a neutral/negative AoA would be more suitable to reduce the pitch moment from the thrust? It appears as if throttling up would cause nose-down. I'm also a bit curious as to why we don't see aircraft with engines above the wings, for similar reasons.

Vor 6 Monate
Lisa Schuster
Lisa Schuster

@Felonius Skunk, Pelham 1-2-3 was a fantastic movie. I didn’t bother seeing the remake. You?

Vor 7 Monate
Martin Adams
Martin Adams

@MLU8811 OK byeee

Vor 7 Monate
littleferrhis
littleferrhis

Part of me wonders if Cooper was a rouge CIA agent as conspiratorial as it sounds, it would make sense why he knew so much about the 727, why he was outwitting police and others, why he would have known about the ransom money, why didn’t show himself to be nervous or scared about this kind of hijacking, and most importantly how exactly the 727 should be flown for him to jump out safely. The CIA could have found him, dealt with him, and have covered it up in order to prevent public embarrassment since despite it being nuclear detant, they were still seen as a formidable force against the Soviets.

Vor Tag
Yasmin Banaji
Yasmin Banaji

The Caravelle had a rear air stair as well and if I remember the 737-200 had a front air stair as well and thank u for ur in-depth xplanation

Vor 4 Tage
Francis Collingwood
Francis Collingwood

I was interested to see your analysis after watching Lemino's documentary on this story: I wasn't disappointed. You have some good work on your channel. Really helpful, even as a non-pilot: an IT guy interested in quality management & good practice.

Vor 7 Tage
Patrick Lever
Patrick Lever

Well, love your work Petter! One thing I would love to know is, apart from the few notes that were recovered at the drop site, do you know if any of the other recorded numbered banknotes ever turned up? That would be a possible indication of whether he survived or not.

Vor 9 Tage
Justin.deEugene Why.I.Quit.DeMonRats
Justin.deEugene Why.I.Quit.DeMonRats

*U-666-Tube does NOT ALLow Me to TYPE, these 3-words,* *in a CLAUSE===>* *YOU* *Just* *Made* *This is an Obvious DeMonic WAR upon TRUTH!!!!*

Vor 11 Tage
Francois Melon
Francois Melon

Great story! The French Caravelle was also equipped with a aft stair.

Vor 12 Tage
Michelle Baker
Michelle Baker

I don't think Cooper was real. I think that air crew had something to do with this.

Vor 15 Tage
Larry From Wisconsin
Larry From Wisconsin

I parachuted many times from the back loading ramp of a C130 airplane and a C47 helicopter. It is a much smoother exit from the back than it is from the side door. Concerning aircraft with rear stairs I loaded from the rear of a DC9 many times in 2004-5 flying between Afghanistan and Dubai. KBR, the biggest DOD Contractor at the time full time leased a Russian charter DC9. It was convenient since Afghanistan Air Force Bases had no terminal gates. We could board and unboard without waiting for the terminal stairs. Fun flying the DC9 in a combat zone. To avoid anti aircraft fire we also did a steep bank spiral to land and after taking off. On one occasion when doing a night landing at Kandahar the pilot tried to land on the road that paralleled the runway. He did pull up to go around at the last moment. That would have been a disaster since the road was lined with electricity poles on one side and barracks tents on the other.

Vor 15 Tage
Bobby Ossenbeck
Bobby Ossenbeck

I remember it in 3rd grade we walked into the front of a 727 and out the air stairs and out onto the tarmacc it was great my first time on an airplane in the early 1970s

Vor 16 Tage
herringsinthewood
herringsinthewood

I thought I knew about the Cooper story, but after seeing this episode I realised there was so much more detail to it. This is the reason I love this channel! 10/10.

Vor 17 Tage
andykod77
andykod77

Dan cooper ,was it not that mcoy blokey?

Vor 18 Tage
Gordon Lawrence
Gordon Lawrence

This raises yet more questions about Dan Cooper. For example how did he know so much about the 727 and the position of the USAF airbases? One question I have never figured out is why specifically $200,000.

Vor 22 Tage
Suzana O'Malley
Suzana O'Malley

Just a thought, but perhaps when he had the flight attendant go into the cockpit and she saw him placing something on his wrists, he had change of clothes or different clothes underneath and for whatever reason the easy off clip on tie was left behind or fell out of whatever he had with him, i.e. backpack or duffel or he ran out of patience or time to put it away? Also, do they still have the tie? Is there a way that DNA extraction is viable?

Vor 22 Tage
not0evn
not0evn

Anybody else remember this puzzler from car talk?

Vor 22 Tage
Ondra Varga
Ondra Varga

Ryanair and the rear airstairs, love to never be.

Vor 22 Tage
TensileStrength
TensileStrength

I've heard about this guy many times before, but I had no idea how deeply thought out his plan seemed to be. Other recounts of the story played it off like he just thought of jumping out of plane with a chute. The real story is much more interesting and mysterious.

Vor 22 Tage
TensileStrength
TensileStrength

If Dan Cooper really was a CIA agent, that might explain why he failed to take into account the cold. So much CIA involvement was in tropical area like SE Asia, Latin America, etc. The video also implied testing and training was done in these environments, too. So someone who learned how to parachute from the air-stairs may have (rightly or wrongly) thought cold was a non-issue. After all, why would someone as intelligent and well-planned as Dan Cooper miss something like weather?

Vor 22 Tage
A V
A V

so mans was CIA. damn.

Vor 23 Tage
Fred Yearian
Fred Yearian

When this happened I heard there was a hijacking and when I got home I turned one of my HAM radios to listen to the tower frequency and heard all the communication between the tower and the plane until it was probably near Portland. The cabin attendant described the bomb and it sounded like railroad flares. There was a discussion of flying higher but it was rejected as the oxygen masks would drop and let the hijacker know they were higher. At one point the pilot radioed that they thouht he was gone. The old radio I used was a old Navy surplus RCK that would tune the aircraft bands up through the Taxi and police bands... Some of the things I heard were hilarious... like the night three "checkered chick" pizza delivery vehicles wrecked.... On the third one the police dispatcher said " yep another Checkered Chick" has wrecked" at an address that I don't remember... Those pizza scooters used to drive wild in Seattle.!!!

Vor 23 Tage
Gary Morrison
Gary Morrison

I haven’t watch this episode yet, so I’m curious as to whether I guessed right: I had assumed that they were removed due to a combination of several factors: — Complexity of constructing a large opening — a door — in the dome-shaped pressure bulkhead in the aft. — Stairs of any form are rarely used nowadays, and “jet bridges” obviously don’t connect well to such a door. — Landing gear have gotten taller since the 1960s, so the stairs would have to be impractically long. — Walking people all the way around to the back of the airplane is complicated and potentially insecure. — Yes, DB Cooper. That is, easier and safer to bail out in flight from the rear than from the front/side. Watched it. Sounds like I guessed largely correctly. Cool!

Vor 24 Tage
RV Safari
RV Safari

Dear Sir, I’m very interested in the use of the 727 air stairs by DB Cooper. When the stairs are lowered, are they locked into place? And do you believe that the air stairs to be locked into place against the slipstream while in flight? There is some question that when and if Cooper jumped off the stairs, would the stairs have rebounded up against the fuselage. The FBI was of the opinion that there was a pressure bump at the time Cooper allegedly jumped, but like you mentioned in your video it seems more likely the airplane would’ve been out of trim as he jumped. thank you!

Vor 25 Tage
gary ba ba booey
gary ba ba booey

As always great video

Vor 26 Tage
Joseph George
Joseph George

I am DB cooper thanks for the video You got most of it right

Vor 26 Tage
doxop
doxop

DB Cooper was CIA!

Vor 27 Tage
J Garbo
J Garbo

Did he ever jump? Were the crew complicit? He knew airline protocols. Was it split between pals? 3 crew + "Dan" all land, baffled but richer...$50,000 each, laundered @ 50%... Hard day's work..

Vor 29 Tage
Jon Hollingsworth
Jon Hollingsworth

Thank you. This was an interesting lesson.

Vor Monat
murksdoc
murksdoc

There certainly was no "Dan Cooper". The flight crew made that up, one of them posing temporarily as the hijacker and then divided the cash between themselves. To confuse law enforcement authorities they threw some items out of the back door.

Vor Monat
Mike Dineen
Mike Dineen

I love the air stairs. This made it easier to board and exit the aircraft. My dad used to fly to DC and stay for four days. He would fly back and we could wait for him on the apron.

Vor Monat
Chadleyization
Chadleyization

Maybe DB Cooper hid somewhere on the plane and made it look like he jumped. He threw a wee bit of money out which the kid subsequently found by the river and maybe his bomb suitcase which accounted for the slight pitch change. He hid in some little cubby hole and then walked away when it was quiet, like that Clive Owen bank robbery movie. Or he never existed or was an associate of the airline staff.

Vor Monat
Henrique Marques
Henrique Marques

I like most Boeing 747

Vor 2 Monate
KARLDP1
KARLDP1

Brilliant story. However if you take off with the air stairs deployed the Cooper vane would be inefectual. Just saying

Vor 2 Monate
Alex C
Alex C

When only the pilots and the terrorist were left on the plane on the ground, what do you think would've happened if the pilots had walked off the plane and the police/etc had a sniper watching for the terrorist to come out? Now he's trapped in an empty plane with just himself and a bomb. Or he could blow himself and them up, but he gains nothing from that, compared to trying to fly the plane by himself for example. Of course, alternate histories are fun and I'm sure they did reasonable actions under the threat of a bomb.

Vor 2 Monate
RMSTitanicWSL
RMSTitanicWSL

Is it possible he never jumped, but instead somehow hid on the plane in an equipment bay, the cargo bay, or the overhead?

Vor 2 Monate
Crusty Zimmerman
Crusty Zimmerman

D b Cooper was active CIA and it was all a rouse to get some money for some dark opps. That’s why they never found him? My new theory. State sponsored terrorism.

Vor 2 Monate
Tina
Tina

Sounds like Cooper was a secret agent.

Vor 2 Monate
JrKenny2408
JrKenny2408

If anyone wants a more in depth look at the events surrounding DB Cooper, I suggest "The Search for D. B. Cooper" by LEMMiNO (which solely focuses on that event). That said, it was interesting to what actually changed in the aviation industry as a result from Cooper.

Vor 2 Monate
Ginny Kang
Ginny Kang

According to the MCU, it was Loki all along. ;)

Vor 2 Monate
Anonymiter
Anonymiter

Came to the comments to find this! :D

Vor 2 Monate
Steve Davenport
Steve Davenport

I am from the region where the DB Cooper incident took place. It is a source of immense pride, even more so than our beautiful landscapes and micro breweries 🤣

Vor 2 Monate
2paulcoyle
2paulcoyle

The guys practicing in Asia with the CIA would of been loaned SF/paratroopers. They would of been experienced in rough landings, at night. No way would they have worn loafers. They would of known that ankle injury even with boots was very likely in a tree, slope, hill landing. The loafers would of been blown off departing the aircraft. Now what? You are in mountains, rocks, trees, at night landing barefoot. Even if you land unhurt, unlikely, you have to hike in rough terraine, barefoot? Seems like Cooper had civilian, nice day, weekend parachute training, but not clandestine, real world field jumping. Even back then the forestry service had fire fighters, smoke jumpers, and they wore helmets and padded suits. The military, SF had those suits too. Shoeless, in a wet suit, with a broke ankle in the mountains....

Vor 2 Monate
Harry Svarvare
Harry Svarvare

I was working as aircraft technician on DC9 and MD-80. I never saw this Cooper lock on any, but when new aircraft was delivered to our company from Douglas the inner handle was not installed but was in cargo bay to be installed after arrives. On B727 they just had removed the handel.

Vor 2 Monate
My Name is Gladiator
My Name is Gladiator

I liked this video even though nothing blew up and no one died. ;)

Vor 2 Monate
Алексей Бондарь
Алексей Бондарь

Dan cooper learned how to jump from the aft stairs using SkillShare

Vor 2 Monate
Jessica Litwin
Jessica Litwin

22:23 like a kid in a candy store watching that catwalk stow itself :D

Vor 2 Monate
Patricia
Patricia

Hi, I remember this, i was a 9-10 yrs old, in Oregon, he was our "hero" like Robin Hood. Now i know how he got past getting the door open. Some of the bills were found...not many, im not sure he ever was found.

Vor 2 Monate
Da Critter
Da Critter

Summer after graduating HS I worked for Marriott In-Flite (or In Flight.. I can't remember). We catered the meals/alcohol, etc for Eastern Airlines. Those rear stair versions were designated F-9's which we called the F*ck 9's because we had to carry the large fresh box-trays of food et al up those stairs to cater the rear galley and drag the used ones back out. What a pain in the ass that was. The most hated plane for airline food caterers everywhere.

Vor 2 Monate
Popular Jonathan
Popular Jonathan

22:14 when the evacuation starts i think the plane is pooping out people

Vor 2 Monate
nelson 100
nelson 100

So.. Do you think that scene from that movie 'Cliffhanger' is actually possible ?

Vor 2 Monate
loralie smith
loralie smith

I have learned so much from your videos, and you’ve actually helped with my fear of flying!!

Vor 2 Monate
loralie smith
loralie smith

@Mentour Pilot I had no idea that there were so many levels of safety on everything, nor did I know that every incident that’s reported, big or small, usually results in safer air travel! BTW, did you ever cover Flight 401 and the “ghost” stories about it? I don’t believe in ghosts, at all...is there a taboo on reusing parts from a plane that crashes, assuming there’s usable parts? Thanks again for making content that’s not only educational, but extremely entertaining!! ❤️

Vor 2 Monate
Mentour Pilot
Mentour Pilot

So happy to hear that!

Vor 2 Monate
Pavle Nikic
Pavle Nikic

i cant be the only one who thought they put a padlock behind as a protection instead of cooper vane xD

Vor 2 Monate
Brian
Brian

Could you do a video on Barry Seal and how he got away with his activities from pilots POV

Vor 2 Monate
Andrew Murray
Andrew Murray

This is as intriguing as the Escape from Alcatraz story.

Vor 2 Monate
CaptHollister
CaptHollister

When I was a small child growing up in French Canada in the mid 1960s I used to go to the local library and borrow comic books. One that I regularly read was a Belgian comic that featured the adventures of a Canadian fighter pilot named....Dan Cooper. I am convinced that Dan Cooper the highjacker was a French Canadian, many of whom speak English with a standard English Canadian accent, who borrowed his name from the eponymous comic book series.

Vor 2 Monate
K5RNB
K5RNB

Wonderful telling of this great mystery!

Vor 2 Monate
Statist0815
Statist0815

I bet cooper was a trained soldier.

Vor 3 Monate
Jean-Francois Mezei
Jean-Francois Mezei

I had always wondered how he got out via airstairs on a flying aircraft. After take off, the crew should have pressurized aircraft just enough to prevent door from opening, at which point, Cooper would have had to ask them to de-pressurize and they would have had better idea of when he jumped (and thus where). I have to wonder from a structural point of view whether such a door would still be wanted today considering the fancy aft pressure domes that are built without a seam. Adding a door there would likely add consideable structural weight because it would have to be a flat pressure "dome" with a door in middle.

Vor 3 Monate
Box of Rocks
Box of Rocks

I seriously doubt a man of normal weight, exiting the aircraft, would have any noticable effect on the trim.

Vor 3 Monate
nicholas broughton
nicholas broughton

Do you think the pressure bump felt by the crew could of been simulated by cooper as a fake out?

Vor 3 Monate
gc7820
gc7820

I remember boarding an md-80 via aft stairs as a kid, spanair flying BRS - TFS if I remember correctly

Vor 3 Monate
Pistons Rods & Dad Bods
Pistons Rods & Dad Bods

Fantastic video! One of the most interesting that you've done

Vor 3 Monate
goutvols103
goutvols103

"On the 7th of April in 1972, Richard McCoy boarded United Airlines flight 855; a Boeing 727 flying from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles, California with 85 passengers, three flight crew and three cabin crew on board. McCoy escaped the aircraft using a parachute, mimicking the famous hijacking by Dan Cooper just four and a half months earlier. The jump was successful; however the FBI arrested McCoy three days later and were quickly able to prove that he had been the hijacker. He was indicted on the 14th of April and found guilty two months later."

Vor 3 Monate
tina silver
tina silver

Epstein owned a 727 - strange when he also owned much newer jets

Vor 3 Monate
srthk777
srthk777

Green pillow to his right. Red to his left. Like the lights on a commercial aircraft wings. Coincidence or intentional?

Vor 3 Monate
Middlefinger On History
Middlefinger On History

He didnt Jump Where They Said He Jumped He Jumped Over Reno

Vor 3 Monate
Jamie Lancaster
Jamie Lancaster

$200,000 in 1971 would be the equivalent of $1.3 million in 2021.

Vor 3 Monate
exponent mantissa
exponent mantissa

What amazes me is that he obviously planned this out quite well and had some intelligence. Why would he chose to parachute in darkness?

Vor 3 Monate
Peter Hoff
Peter Hoff

A retired FBI agent told me they discovered what happen to Dan Cooper and chose to not release it publicly because it was a bit too gruesome for 1971. He landed near a remote cabin, asked the inhabitant for a ride to the nearest town, and was promptly murdered for the money. The money was spent on vacations to Canada over the next few decades - since Canada doesn't track American currency. The money found in the river bed was planted nearly 150 miles away to throw investigators off.

Vor 3 Monate
Tom Riley
Tom Riley

He clearly knew some stuff about the 727, either some knowledge from boeing (not that far from Portland) or from the CIA programme, interesting. Odd that it was apparently so well planned yet he didn't seem to have planned for clothing or survival once he landed. 4 parachutes was really smart. Most likely he didn't survive if he jumped out with that clothing. However it would have been relatively simple for one of the other passengers to have been an accomplice and left a bag full of jumpsuit, warm clothing, boots and compass etc. in a locker when they disembarked. My first flight was on a 727.

Vor 3 Monate
Tom Riley
Tom Riley

Things you didn't know and learn from Mentour - banks keep sets of photographed used notes to be used as ransoms...

Vor 3 Monate
Ely Powell
Ely Powell

Those who lived through the 60s in America are really fortunate.

Vor 3 Monate
googleisshittoss
googleisshittoss

I know he shouldn't be, but he's a bit of an urban Hero to me.

Vor 3 Monate
Moon Moon
Moon Moon

So far I'm not very veteran, having only flown on the 737 and A320 inside Australia, but with all three major airlines (Qantas, -Deathstar- Jetstar (A320), and Virgin), and while I have boarded and deboarded from the ground once or twice, it's always been with external stairs. Any reason for this? Is the airstair optional? I can't imagine it would be, but figured there'd be a reason.

Vor 3 Monate
John O
John O

On April 27, 2012 near Mexicali a B727 crash test was carried out. The pilots flew the plane to the test site then parachuted out the ventral stairs while the plane was flown by remote control. There are videos of this showing the pilots jumping out the back.

Vor 3 Monate
nicholas broughton
nicholas broughton

Got a link to this can’t find it?

Vor 3 Monate
general rodcocker
general rodcocker

i remember exactly entering the tunisair 727 from behind.

Vor 3 Monate
Milk Manson
Milk Manson

Cooper and copy cats pissed them off, but "we want 10m or we'll crash this airliner into a reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory" is what really ruined all the fun. Southern Airlines I think. P.S. Today the note would probably be worth more than the ransom.

Vor 3 Monate
calpicon
calpicon

I used to use Northwest Airlines a lot in the early 80's and flew on 727's between Spokane and Seattle, WA. I used to always like to get a seat in the back of the plane so that I could use those stairs to get out. It was a lot of fun. I also remember a passenger getting sick once, and we we landed the ambulance crew came on board. It was just easier for them to use those stairs. I miss them.

Vor 3 Monate
Lisa Hinton
Lisa Hinton

In today's politically-correct world, people would never allow the Cooper Vane to be called as such. There would be uproars about honoring a criminal, and people shouting that no one should utter the man's name again. Such an ingenious design! Not to mention nothing would have to be altered - just screw the thing on, it would appear. I loved those stairs on planes. When I was very young, we used them a few times - then they were just gone, sadly.

Vor 3 Monate
Will J
Will J

As a young man I knew one of the other people who was suspected of being DB Cooper. He was a DC10 and 747 pilot. Very peculiar man but never actually thought he was bright enough to have pulled it off. He had several ex-wives so if he did it we know the money didn't last.

Vor 3 Monate
AgaTheGreat
AgaTheGreat

ZOMG, this was actually in Loki today! hahahahah. The guy who claimed to have a bomb and jumped out of that door was Loki.

Vor 3 Monate
Jason Parrish
Jason Parrish

I was coming here to post the same thing haha

Vor 3 Monate
Icriedtoday
Icriedtoday

LOL. Typical of Ivy League educated morons. Ban stairs but no metal detectors? If there are metal detectors, then why ban stairs?

Vor 3 Monate
Olivia
Olivia

I kinda love how he was apparently polite though, thats so funny to me. Like "Yeah, I'm hijacking this plane, but I get this has to be a rough day in the office for you, sorry, nothing against y'all personally."

Vor 3 Monate
pcguys-off-grid-cabin
pcguys-off-grid-cabin

Word has it that Mentour Pilot knows who really is Dan Cooper

Vor 3 Monate
stracepipe
stracepipe

The DC9 was the first jet airliner that my father flew. He went on to fly Boeing 707s and Lockheed Tristars.

Vor 3 Monate
Glen Jones
Glen Jones

In a strange way I admire Cooper for his politeness and good manners to passengers and crew. A curious mix of criminality with gentlemanly conduct, maybe I watch "The Saint" too much and live in a bygone age :)

Vor 3 Monate
Anna Tamparow
Anna Tamparow

Sadly, 747 Gear has already got a Tube explanation! Keep well and keep flying!

Vor 3 Monate
Armando Ferreira
Armando Ferreira

One of the most unknown airstairs were fitted on the L1011 model with a lower lounge below main deck.

Vor 3 Monate
Russellm
Russellm

Hey Mentour Pilot, I left a comment earlier about your opinion of the Earth being flat. Anyways my grandfather had the home and some property right down there on the ground somewhere right around where DB Cooper was supposed to have landed. He died several years ago and my mother stole his home and property from me. He was a Korean War veteran and would have been about the same age as DB Cooper also. I just notice this video and thought I would relay that to you.

Vor 3 Monate
Perfect Symphony
Perfect Symphony

As always fantastic episode... I’m running late for work watching this but working from home nowadays so I can still managed....Thank you for the vid!

Vor 3 Monate
ROBERT R Penny
ROBERT R Penny

MP good story re Dan Cooper and air stairs in the great old classic jets. Most people in NA don't know that saga. You're an aviation encyclopedia.

Vor 3 Monate
Otis Jackson Junior
Otis Jackson Junior

What a king. In my opinion he glows in the dark. The knowledge is too specific, and his behavior is indicative of a mindset that almost certainly had training and experience behind it. The government probably knows exactly who he was. I agree with the suggestion that he was a rogue ex-spook or something. Some James Bond level of swagger.

Vor 3 Monate
Tony Imbierski
Tony Imbierski

200k - seems such a paltry amount these days for such a great risk. Obviously it was a lot of money back then, but this reminded me of the scene in Austin Powers where they all laugh at dr Evil for asking for 'only' 1 million.

Vor 3 Monate
maplobats
maplobats

My hypothesis: Cooper was a disgruntled ex-CIA operative. That's how he had all that knowledge. They never found him because the CIA knew how/where to find him, and they 'took care' of him quietly to avoid a public inquiry and the subsequent embarrassment of the agency. Just an idea I had...

Vor 3 Monate
Silvertip1958
Silvertip1958

If people were able to successfully parachute from these air stairs, why do we not have a parachute available for people to jump out of a plane that is destined to crash land? I’ve never parachuted, but I’d sure rather take my chances that I could successfully parachute to the ground instead of saying my final prayers and kiss my butt goodbye when we hit the ground.

Vor 3 Monate
Steve R
Steve R

Last time I used air stairs was on a First Air B734 Combi in Iqaluit. All the cargo up front makes it necessary to exit via the back into the cold arctic air.

Vor 3 Monate
Bobby Welch
Bobby Welch

The air stairs are still available on the 737-700. While the air stairs are a convenience, they are also a nightmare.

Vor 4 Monate
Charlie Bad Handz Marquardt
Charlie Bad Handz Marquardt

Jeffery Epstien was using that exact model plane for his "Lolita Express" Weird cooincidence or some more sinister connection ? Like throwing people out of it who may have "talked" ? ............

Vor 4 Monate
Sam
Sam

One of the best videos from Mentour Pilot loved this one!

Vor 4 Monate
carol vassallo
carol vassallo

Loved this

Vor 4 Monate
Michael Fritz
Michael Fritz

I think the television show "Unsolved Mysteries" hosted by Robert Stack covered this. I seem to recall seeing that episode! Very cool!

Vor 4 Monate
Jerry Sparks
Jerry Sparks

This is my favorite video it brought back some great memories, I just love your videos

Vor 4 Monate
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson

If the money had all been cataloged as part of a ‘ransom set’, then they should be able to determine if any of that money was ever spent.

Vor 4 Monate

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