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Check Six: November 24, 1971 – 45 years ago

November 24, 2016

From the This Day in Aviation website

Northwest OrientIn the early afternoon a man who gave the name “Dan Cooper” purchased a one-way ticket for Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305, a non-stop flight from Portland, Oregon (PDX) to Seattle, Washington (SEA). Flight 305 departed on schedule at 2:50 p.m., PST, with a crew of 6 and 37 passengers, including Cooper. Captain William A. Scott was in command with First Officer William Rataczack as co-pilot and Second Officer Harold E. Anderson, flight engineer.

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