Ken Christiansen is a strong suspect in the only unsolved skyjacking in U.S. history: the D. B. Cooper case. Could a former Army paratrooper and an employee of the hijacked airline (Northwest Airlines) actually pull it off and escape discovery? Maybe. There's a fair amount of evidence and witness testimony that he may have done just that, with the help of his lifelong friend Bernie Geestman.
On the other hand, a bit of humor helps keep things in perspective:
The Ballad of K.P. Christiansen
Let me tell ya all a story ‘bout a man named Ken Slavin' on a airline, hardly makin’ any bread Then one day he was not around the crew And into his mind popped a little thought or two…
Dollar bills…lots of them…no movie stars
Well the first thing you know Ken’s puttin’ up a dare He’s tellin’ buddy Bernie ‘We can pull it off I SWEAR! Just drop me off in Portland and I will say goodbye, And I won’t come back to see ya ‘till I’ve fooled the F.B.I!’
Northwest Airlines…pretty stews…bourbon and smokes
It wasn’t very long ‘till Ken got all the cash, A bunch of parachutes and now it’s time to dash Then somewhere he finally took his cue, Went jumpin' out the back and takin’ what was due…
Twenties, that is...lots of cash…no movie stars
Well now it’s time to say goodbye to Ken and all his kin And they would like to thank Northwest for kindly givin’ in You’re all invited to the Bon-ney Lake lo-cal-i-ty, To have a heapin’ helpin’ of their hos-pi-tal-i-ty…
Bonney Lake, that is…sit a spell…take yer shoes off.
Ya’ll come back now…hear?