Earl Cossey

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: controversial parachute rigger and longtime consultant to the FBI on the chutes used by infamous airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper who had been trying to help investigators solve one of the Northwest's biggest unsolved mysteries when an unidentified male passenger hijacked a flight from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington on Nov. 24, 1971 demanding four parachutes and $200,000 in ransom before parachuting from the plane in mid-air to an uncertain fate.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide

 

Born: 1941

 

Died: April 26, 2013

 

Location: Woodinville, Washington