Decades after the hijacking Cooper became even more famous and was in books and movies and documentarys. In 2007, special agent Larry Carr took on his favorite case with the restriction not to waste government time or money pursing it. Agent Carr brilliantly decided the way around the problem was to treat the hijacking like one of his bank robbery cases- to get as much information out to the public as possible. (Carr) he released previously unknown facts about the case DB started back in 1971 when he hijacked the plane and got $200,000 in ransom money. The case of the DB Cooper hijacking is still going on.
Particularly, the mystery of D.B. Cooper’s hijacking event, leads to many theories that leave people curious. On November 24, 1971, the Northwest Orient Airlines in Portland, Oregon encountered a well-dressed man in his mid forties around 2 PM, in which he was dressed in a dark raincoat, dark suit, black tie, and a white shirt, while carrying an attache case (Helena 1). In addition, during the take off of the flight, Cooper ordered a bourbon and a soda, and later announced that he was in the possession of a bomb (Wang 2). “The hijacker would blow up the Boeing 727 unless he received $200,000 in $20 dollar bills placed in a laundry sack, and four parachutes when the plane landed in Seattle” (Helena 2). Moreover, Cooper settled
The case against Bruno Hauptmann for kidnapping the Lindbergh baby in 1935 was known as “the crime of the century.” The Lindbergh Kidnapping was a case where the son Charles Lindbergh, a 20-month-old-baby, was kidnapped from his crib about 9 p.m. in March. The Lindbergh case is well known due to the media attention that it received during the case. Hauptmann was the suspect that paid the price for the crime and died from the electrical chair. In the 1933 controversial court case of the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping, the guilty verdict correctly prosecuted Bruno Hauptmann because of a criminal background, evidence, and witnesses.
The media coverage seemed to focus on the individual hijacker because somehow it seemed as though we knew who he was and where he came from. Sometimes it seemed as though we knew why and most cases we did because that was their plan; they wanted the attention so they can give their list of demands.
The case of Richard Reid, also known as the Shoe Bomber, began on December 22, 2001 when the 29 year old tried to light a bomb on the American Flight 63 which was departing from Paris to Miami (Snopes, 2013; Stark, n.d.). The bomb was hidden in Reid’s shoe. If he would have succeeded in lighting the bomb, it would have killed all 197 passengers along with Reid himself. The other passengers became suspicious of him as he sat in Seat 29A with no luggage (Belluck, 2003). Luckily, before he could light the bomb fully, one of the flight attendants smelt the scent of matches at Reid’s seat and confronted him, which lead him to attack her (Snopes, 2013). Some of the other passengers came over to help the flight attendant.
“Flight 208 to Los Angeles is now boarding. Section N you may now take your seats”. You looked down at your carry-on bag to make sure you have everything packed up, even though you took nothing out, and headed toward the flight attendant and handed her your ticket. As your walking through the tunnel, the sound of the planes jets put just enough pressure on your body, causing your pulse to increase. “Why are you nervous, you been on planes before”, you ask yourself. You shake your head and start to inhale and before you could finish getting your lungs to the maximum capacity they could hold, a man wearing a white shirt twice his size and jeans that also seemed
The Lindbergh Kidnapping was such an unbelievable incident, that different states united together in order to mobilize their police units and their citizens to find the culprit. There were many ransom notes and a couple of encounters with the culprit himself, but at the end, justice prevailed. The parents of the baby were worried sick and due to the results of the kidnapping they were only more than happy when the culprit was caught, tried, and then executed.
On the evening of March 1st, 1932, famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh put their 20 month old baby, Charles “Charlie” Augustus Lindbergh Jr to bed on the second floor of the Lindbergh home near Hopewell, New Jersey. When the child’s nurse, Betty Gow, went to check on Charlie, he was gone. Gow then reported the child’s absence to his parents. The police were contacted immediately and the search for the baby began. While trying to get in touch with the suspect who was leaving handwritten notes, the Lindbergh’s were very close to receiving their precious child. On May 12th, 1932, 72 days after the kidnapping, a decomposed body of a baby was found in the woods near the Lindbergh house. The child was dead and was predicted to have died on the night of the kidnapping as a result of a fractured skull. Charles Lindbergh was able to identify the baby as his own. Now the kidnapping had also become an immoral murder. Bruno Hauptmann is proven guilty through physical evidence, some which is found at the crime scene, his own physical features, and his handwriting. Additionally, his residency and money, specifically gold certificates assist in determining his innocence. Lastly, the testimonies at Hauptmann’s trial lead to one clear statement at last. Through an examination of physical evidence and case details, it can be concluded that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was responsible for the kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh.
Charles Lindbergh Jr., the twenty-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, was kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey. His wife Anne discovered a ransom note in their child’s empty room that demanded $50,000. The kidnapper had used a ladder to climb up to the open second-floor window and had left muddy footprints in the room.
Aircraft hijacking according to Ciottone (2006) “is defined as the armed takeover of an aircraft.” According to the author, most of the hijackings that took place before the September 11 terror attacks mostly used the unfortunate passengers of a hijacked plane as hostages and the hijacked aircraft as a means of transportation. However, as I have already pointed out in the introductory section, this trend seems to be changing. Indeed, the September terror attacks clearly demonstrated that planes could easily be used as ‘guided missiles’ to bring about widespread destruction. According to Holanda (2009), during “the formative years of passenger flight…the concept of hijacking commercial airliners had not yet occurred to anyone.” As the author further points out, most people viewed airline hijacking as an undertaking full of unnecessary risks. In that regard, most people were convinced that such a high level of risk could not justify the rewards. All this started to change in the 1960s. It is however important to note that although the 1960s saw a sustained increase in cases of hijackings, several other successful aircraft takeover attempts had been made before. The fo...