DiscoverCrime WeeklyS3 Ep134: D.B. Cooper: A Man With a Grudge (Part 1)
S3 Ep134: D.B. Cooper: A Man With a Grudge (Part 1)

S3 Ep134: D.B. Cooper: A Man With a Grudge (Part 1)

Update: 2023-07-215


Go follow Derrick's new show, 'Detective Perspective'. Available on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen/watch your podcasts.

All the links can be found here! --

It was November 24th, 1971, the day before Thanksgiving and historically the busiest day for travel in the United States. A tall man dressed in a business suit and a thin black tie approached the flight counter of Northwest Orient Airlines at the Portland International Airport and requested a one way ticket to Seattle. This man gave his name as Dan Cooper and he paid twenty dollars in cash for his ticket on Flight 305, which he boarded with 35 other passengers. Cooper took his seat all the way at the back of the plane, he ordered a bourbon and 7-UP, and then he settled in for the short 30 minute flight which was scheduled to take off from Portland, Oregon on time at 2:50 PM, Pacific Standard Time. None of the other passengers, or the six members of the flight crew, noticed anything suspicious about this nondescript business man, traveling with a briefcase and paper bag, sitting quietly by himself in seat 18-E, but that would change shortly after takeoff, when this quiet and polite man notified flight attendant Florence Schaffner that he had a bomb, and he was hijacking the plane. Cooper wanted 200 thousand dollars and four parachutes, and somewhere between Seattle Washington and Reno Nevada, this man dressed in a suit and loafers leaped from a Boeing 727 into a dark and stormy night and was never seen again.

Try our coffee!! -

Become a Patreon member -- >

Shop for your Crime Weekly gear here -->



Instagram: @CrimeWeeklyPod

Twitter: @CrimeWeeklyPod

Facebook: @CrimeWeeklyPod


1. Liquid I.V.

Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or get 20% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.COM and use code CRIMEWEEKLY at checkout.

2. Echelon

Text WEEKLY to 81-81-81 to get $200 off your new Echelon. Just text WEEKLY to 81-81-81 to get this special discount–plus FREE shipping and risk-free 30-day returns.

3. Vessi

If you’re like me and you want to be ready for anything rain or shine, head to and get yourself a pair today

4. IQ Bar

Get twenty percent off all IQBAR products, plus get FREE shipping. To get your twenty percent off, just text WEEKLY to 64000.

5. ZocDoc

Go to and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today.

In Channel
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store








Sleep Timer


End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

S3 Ep134: D.B. Cooper: A Man With a Grudge (Part 1)

S3 Ep134: D.B. Cooper: A Man With a Grudge (Part 1)

Audioboom Studios