DB Cooper's Parachute?
FBI studying chute possibly used by hijacker, found by kids in a field
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2008 10:46 PM CDT
An artist's sketch released by the FBI of the skyjacker known as 'Dan Cooper' and 'D.B. Cooper'.    (AP Photo/FBI, File)
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(Newser) – A parachute possibly used by legendary hijacker DB Cooper has been found by children playing in a field in Washington state, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The FBI is analyzing the chute to determine whether Cooper used it to jump out of a plane with $200,000 in 1971—the nation's only unsolved hijacking.

"If DB Cooper had pulled his chute not long after that jump, he would have landed in that area," said the FBI's lead agent on the case. "Is this DB Cooper's parachute? We don't know yet." The only major clue in the case came in 1980, when about $6,000 in cash turned up along the Columbia River. The agent notes it couldn't have gotten there by natural means from the chute site. "No matter what you do with this case, the mystery deepens."