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DB Cooper / Re: General Questions About The Case
« Last post by Shutter on Today at 05:01:28 PM »
Flyjack posted two links. here is the contents of one of them...just got home and not settled in yet..

A Bay Area man also has a connection to the case. Jack Almstad of Livermore was on that November 24, 1971 flight. He found himself alone with Cooper in the back of the plane while they circled Seattle.

“I said, ‘Gee, we were up here so long, if we wait any longer we could have Thanksgiving up here, because it was the day before Thanksgiving.’ Well, this gentleman, he was on the right hand side of the plane, he turned around and looked at me and smiled. I was one row behind him,” Almstad said.

The plane then landed and taxied to a remote part of the airport. According to Almstad, a refueling truck pulled up, along with a bus, and people came on board.

“Then a guy, I it was a man, came walking down the aisle with a white sack. To me, it looked like a pillow slip, and it had all these jagged points in it. And I remember the thought I had, that looks like bricks in it, or a bag of money, I thought,” Almstad said.

Almstad believes he may have seen the $200,000 ransom that Cooper had demanded, along with a parachute.

Once the passengers were pulled off the plane, Almstad recalled, “…They took us into the terminal, and they took us upstairs, or somewhere. And there were FBI agents there, and they wanted to interview everybody.”

He didn’t have much to tell the FBI and didn’t even know it was a hijacking until he got off the plane.

Almstad said, “That was all there was to it. There was no conversation with him; he didn’t say anything to me. I went back to my seat, they let everyone off, and he jumped out, eventually.”

Jack Almstad might have had a better story to tell, if he weren’t such an avid reader, according to his wife Joyce. She said he practically read a book through much of the flight.

“It was probably a spy novel,” Joyce Almstad said.
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Chaucer on Today at 12:58:23 PM »
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One final video this year.


Your statement (beginning approximately 15:00 into the video)  that Seattle does not see winter weather and/or does not use road salt for snow and ice is not accurate.

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Seattle used road salt until the mid-1990s when it was banned in favor or road sand. In 2008, after a major snowstorm was made worse by packing snowy roads with sand, Seattle began using road salt again.

My point is that if your claim is correct, and the salt on the tie is road salt, it's certainly possible for Cooper to have accumulated that on his tie in Washington State. Oregon, to my knowledge, does NOT use salt on their roads.
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DB Cooper / Re: General Questions About The Case
« Last post by Dfs346 on Today at 12:35:21 PM »
May I ask whether anyone on this forum has spoken to passenger Jack V Almstad? He is apparently alive, aged about 87 and living in Parker, Colorado. He had a brief interaction with the hijacker. Does anyone know if he gave a physical description of the hijacker?
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Shutter on January 18, 2021, 06:12:15 PM »
It's worth watching and can be found on YouTube..

Covid...It has affected my work dramatically. new construction was held back that has put a void into my area now. still mandatory to wear a mask inside stores but not affecting anything other than work. streets are busy and jammed back up again. been that way for a while. nobody even talks about it much..

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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Bruce A. Smith on January 18, 2021, 05:29:19 PM »
Sounds worthy of a view, and a documentary for our times.

The trauma of Covid, like any trauma such as the girl who survived a 10,000 free-fall strapped into her seat and ten days wandering in the jungle, cannot run our lives. But it informs our lives, and can transform us into a being greater than what we have been.

For me, Covid has been a society-wide cocoon that has wrapped me in a protected blanket, allowing me to meditate longer, stay quiet, work in my garden, and becoming more aware of my potentials and fears. I am a much stronger person because of Covid, and I bless it greatly.
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Shutter on January 18, 2021, 04:45:26 PM »
The name pf the documentary is "Wings Of Hope"

They believe when the plane exploded it blew her and the 3 passenger seat out of the fuselage. she was on the end and it spiraled down like a maple leaf seed, possibly gliding as well. then the heavy rain forest broke some of the fall as well. she goes back to the crash site in 2000 and gives all the details of the 10 days she was wondering and hoping to be found. she tells the story with no emotions by learning early not to allow it to run her life. a very good documentary.
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Bruce A. Smith on January 18, 2021, 04:12:00 PM »
Cool story, Shut. Thanks.
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Shutter on January 18, 2021, 10:26:56 AM »
December 24, 1971. amazing story of falling 10,000 from a plane..looking into this further shows once she recovered she helped in locating the site and bodies. there is a documentary where she goes back to the crash site.

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DB Cooper / Re: Flight Path And Related Issues
« Last post by Shutter on January 18, 2021, 07:59:15 AM »
Thanks, I already found it last night. I seen where Blevins stated for years about the light that wasn't true. posting that Rat and Anderson seen the light go on and off. another reason you have to watch what is written. Robert posted it in 2012, I believe.
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DB Cooper / Re: Flight Path And Related Issues
« Last post by Dfs346 on January 18, 2021, 07:25:18 AM »
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Dfs, can you post the entire interveiw?

The interview appears to be almost a whole chapter from the book "Into the Blast". I don't know whether the authors gave permission for such a lengthy quotation to be made public. Having said that, I think this link will bring it up:
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