Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Into the Blast: The True Story of D.B. Cooper
November 24, 1971 -- A man using the assumed name of "Dan Cooper" leaped from the aft stairway of a Boeing 727 jetliner after demanding four parachutes and $200,000 in cash. He was never seen again, and nearly forty years later, he has never been identified -- until now.
During the initial investigation, few in law enforcement suspected that the hijacker could actually be an employee of the airline, and that was their mistake.
Kenneth Peter Christiansen, a former World War II paratrooper and later a purser for Northwest Airlines, was the man who pulled off the boldest unsolved crime in history.
Skipp Porteous of Sherlock Investigations, New York, and Robert Blevins of Adventure Books of Seattle present the case that Christiansen and Cooper were one and the same.
Into The Blast shows how Kenny Christiansen planned the hijacking of NWA Flight 305, what motivated him to do it, who helped him on the ground, and what he did with the money afterward. More than thirty pictures, as well as interviews with the witnesses, reveal the truth in this fascinating book.
Soon available in bookstores and on amazon.com