The 10 Most Brilliant Criminal Minds in History

1. D. B. Cooper

D.B. Cooper is a famous criminal that made history by leaping from an airborne airliner in 1971 on the eve of Thanksgiving. Cooper boarded a commercial flight of Northwest Orient Airlines in Portland, Oregon and once on board, he ordered a drink and handed the stewardess a note saying that he had a bomb in his briefcase.

He told the stewardess to take the note to the captain demanding four parachutes and $200,000 in twenty dollar bills. As the plane landed in Seattle, Cooper exchanged 36 passengers for his demands and the plane took off again for Mexico City. In between Seattle and Reno, Cooper jumped out of the plane in a parachute with the money.

The incident is now known as NORJACK for Northwest hijacking and till now, no one knows if the passenger called D.B. Cooper is still alive or not.

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