Hello, podcast listeners, my name is Danny Whisnant, house guest host of American Skyjacker, the new podcast about one of the most epic true crime sagas in American history. You were just a few seconds away from hearing the exclusive new trailer for the show.
But don't forget, you can listen to episodes right now by subscribing on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Here's the trailer. It was an ordinary flight from Portland to Seattle turned extraordinary when a man in black registered as D.B. Cooper made a bomb threat. The infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking occurred in the fall of 1971 at the height of an epidemic. During the six year span between 1967 and 1972, more than 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those occurring in the United States alone.
This was the golden age of skyjacking. But it's Cooper's hijacking that we remember because he provided the blueprint for how to pull it off and get away, when I decided that I would hijack a plane. I started to make preparations for which airport I would grab a plane from.
Six months after Cooper's legendary heist, a small time crook from Detroit would attempt his own bigger and bolder skyjacking score.
Just grab a weapon, grab a no, go on the plane and order all the stuff you need parachutes, money and bail out.
This decision would set in motion one of the most epic American true crime sagas in history.
I said, OK, this is it, one involving multiple aircraft hijackings.
So he reached back and grabbed her gun. They started wrestling. While they're doing that, the aircraft starts falling out of the sky.
And I do remember the fear. It was very scary. Prison escapes. We're running at full speed. And I'm thinking, damn, at any moment here, we could get shot in the back.
She told them what the real plan was for a prison break and she had a gun life risking heroics.
I jumped on top of him and tried to grab his hands because he had a bomb.
He had to act on instinct. And coming from Vietnam, the battle in him just kicked in and sheer madness.
It took off toward that airplane. And it was very, very clear to all of us that it's going to crash into that plane. Oh, my God. He's going to his. From Imperative Entertainment and Pegula Pictures, this is American Skyjacker, the final flight of Martin McInally.
So he came in my services, how would you like to leave here in a helicopter?