Recording D.B. Cooper
In 2008, Carl Laurin received permission from his good friend Walter Reca to record their conversations about the skyjacking. The documentary film “D.B. Cooper: The Real Story” contains excerpts of the 3+ hours of audio tape as the two friends discuss the details of the hijacking.
Walter’s detailed recollection of the skyjacking is impressive, given the three decades gap between the event and his conversations with Carl. In addition to the skyjacking, Walt had also completed dozens of clandestine assignments which were more dangerous, intriguing, and illegal than the hijacking.
The Taped Evidence
In the audio tapes, Walter fills in many of the details which had not been widely known regarding the skyjacking: