‘Hero’ Flight Attendant Recounts D.B. Cooper Hijacking

Tina Mucklow, a former flight attendant who was onboard the plane that was famously hijacked by an unknown man only identified as D.B. Cooper, recounted her experience in an interview with The Independent ahead of a new film about the incident.

“I still can feel things as I remember them in detail,” Mucklow, who was only 22 when the hijacking took place in 1971, told the newspaper. “I still get goosebumps at times.”

The hijacker, who used the name Dan Cooper to buy his ticket for the flight, boarded a plane from Portland, Oregon, bound for Seattle, Washington, on Nov. 24, 1971. At around 3 p.m. PT, Cooper handed a flight attendant, Florence Schaffner, a note saying he had a briefcase containing a bomb and demanding she sit next to him.

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