Episode 138: Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 and D.B. Cooper

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In aviation, there are few people as well-known as the infamous D.B. Cooper, who has shocked, captivated, and confused investigators and the public since he vanished on November 24, 1971. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie tells the story of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305, which was in the wrong place at the wrong time for six crew members who found themselves in the hands of the world's most successful skyjacker and part of the history of the only unsolved case of air piracy in commercial aviation.

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Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

DB Cooper's original composite sketch. Source: Wikipedia

View of the rear aircraft door and DB Cooper's seat, which is the middle seat in the last row. Source: Washington Our Home

The flight crew after landing in Reno. Source: Wikipedia