The D.B. Cooper case has baffled the agency for 45 years, and now it may never be solved.
According to an FBI statement, the case began on the afternoon of November 24, 1971, when a man who went by the name D.B. Cooper used cash to buy a one-way ticket on Flight 305, from Portland to Seattle. During the flight, the man vanished into thin air, with a $200,000 cash ransom.
The aircraft was 10,000 feet above Washington State. The FBI believe he parachuted off the plane and is unlikely to have survived.
Former news and public-relations man, turned filmmaker, Thomas J Colbert is calling for the FBI to re-open the NORJAK case, after spending five years investigating the possibility, that the skyjacker was a former Army paratrooper, named Robert W Rackstraw.
He explains why believes this to be the case.