D.B. Cooper: Where are you?!: Release date, synopsis, trailer & more

D.B. Cooper: Where are you?! is a documentary on the hidden identity of a mysterious passenger who hijacked a plane in 1971.

Release date

The docu-series is set to premiere on Netflix on July 13. 

Creators

Directed by Marina Zenovich

Produced by Sheldon Lazarus, P.G. Morgan, Leo Pearlman, Marina Zenovich, Tom Colbert

Synopsis

“In 1971, a skyjacker parachutes off a plane with a bag of stolen cash — and gets away with it. Decades later, his identity remains a compelling mystery.”

Other details

The series zeroes in on the investigations conducted by Tom Colbert, author of The Last Master Outlaw, who also worked as an executive producer on the show. His book focuses on the suspect, Robert Rackstraw, a retired pilot and ex-convict who had served in the Vietnam war. 

Trailer

In 1971, D. B. Cooper walked into an airport with a briefcase holding explosives and bought a ticket for a plane that he later hijacked. When his demands for $200,000 and four parachutes were met, he exited the jet plane by jumping out in the middle of the night, leaving behind a mystery that has baffled people for decades.

Due to the originality of his plan and its dramatic execution style, the public revered the criminal. In 2016, the FBI put a stop to the investigation and disclosed all of its evidence to the public. To this day, little is known about D.B. Cooper, his identity is a puzzle yet to be cracked. 

Over the years, various citizen sleuths have found clues about the outlaw’s identity, causing various suspects to emerge, some of which are presented in the series, including him being a Korean war veteran, a Boeing editor, a librarian and pilot who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1969 and a former World War II paratrooper. 


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