In 1980, an eight-year-old boy named Brian Ingram dug up a bundle of $20 bills in the sand beside the Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. The cash was identified as $5800 of D.B. Cooper’s money; the serial numbers matched those recorded by the FBI before they delivered the ransom cash. No other money was found, though, and it’s the only Cooper cash uncovered so far… D.B. Cooper smoked; his brand of cigarettes was Raleigh… The 1981 movie The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper starred Treat Williams and Robert Duvall in a fictionalized version of Cooper’s story… Northwest Orient became known as Northwest Airlines in 1986, then merged with Delta Airlines in 2008.
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