If I remember right, DB Cooper, although was a passenger on the flight, was not the name of the guy who they actually think took the money. There was a whole big documentry on this a coupel years ago. Quite interesting. Maybe the chute will be the key to at least finding the landing zone, bit probably not to the suspect himself after 36 years.
The name his ticket was purchased under was "Dan Cooper", the D.B. was the initials of the person in the seat next to him. Some of the money did turn up down the line, some was found during a bank audit in southern Cali about 3 years later, and a little girl recovered some from a mudbank near where they think he parachuted out. None of the rest of that serial range were shredded out by the government, so presumably they are still out there somewhere.
To be honest with you Andrew, I am not sure why. Maybe it is the fairytale aspect of it. The robbery has actually taken a backseat to the escape.
Very good answer. In the movie (they made lots of speculation) he was a Vietnam vet who was wronged somehow by the government and got his due'* and escaped. And the news went on about how no one could survive and he would get eatin even if he did land and he would freeze to death and so on.