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Shutter:
Feel free to ask any questions about the case.

sailshaw:
General Question

What time did DB jump from the airplane?  The FBI thinks it was about 8:12 pm and when we talked with Ralph Hatley, he thought it was about 8:15 pm. That later time would have put DB closer to the Columbia river. Did DB splash in the Columbia? The body should have shown up by now so I don't think he splashed and Sheridan is still living in California. If we could only get him to talk about it!

Bob Sailshaw
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Robert99:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginGeneral Question

What time did DB jump from the airplane?  The FBI thinks it was about 8:12 pm and when we talked with Ralph Hatley, he thought it was about 8:15 pm. That later time would have put DB closer to the Columbia river. Did DB splash in the Columbia? The body should have shown up by now so I don't think he splashed and Sheridan is still living in California. If we could only get him to talk about it!

Bob Sailshaw
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The 8:15 PM time is probably the most accurate with the present information.  The papers from the NWA people at Seattle indicate that the voice transmission of the "23 DME miles south of Portland (referring to what is now the Battleground VORTAC)" was at 8:18 PM and not the 8:22 PM time hack on the teletype version that went through the ARINC system.

Perhaps some more accurate information will become available one of these days.

Shutter:
Idea for questions....

Lets try this. Tom Kaye is a member here. he's not a regular poster but I'm sure we could set up a time for several of you to be  here to ask him any questions you might want to ask? Brian Ingram is also a member here, but only posted once. I've hesitated not wanting to breach his privacy, but would like to hear from him as well. I'm sure we can set something up with Tom without any problems.

Thought  :-\

andrade1812:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginIdea for questions....

Lets try this. Tom Kaye is a member here. he's not a regular poster but I'm sure we could set up a time for several of you to be  here to ask him any questions you might want to ask? Brian Ingram is also a member here, but only posted once. I've hesitated not wanting to breach his privacy, but would like to hear from him as well. I'm sure we can set something up with Tom without any problems.

Thought  :-\

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I would definitely have questions for Kaye. I'll go through his website and see if I can come up with a list.

Here's one of my major boggles: How did Cooper get to the airport in first place? The FBI checked the parking lot, interviewed cab drivers and checked with bus and train people. If Cooper stashed a car away, why was he trying to jump over Seattle and not Portland? If someone dropped him off, that person should have come forward years ago. If he lived in Portland, why was he trying to get out of the plane right away. How thorough was the FBI in investigating the busses/trains/cabbies angle? Did Cooper fly in earlier in the day or the day before? Did the FBI look at local hotels?

Another on of my big problems is the apparent lack of practical experiments. I know a few DZ guys did Cooper-like jumps with various configurations, but has anyone tried to do a jump with 1) a reserve parachute with no D rings to attach it 2) while holding a suitcase 3) testing how much paracord it would take actually secure the money. Etc. Etc.

[I would even say I find the Tina bar find boring, Carr's belief a 'hydrologist' can help him determine where Cooper landed is almost laughable].

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