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FBI confirms it: Parachute wasn't used by D.B. Cooper

VANCOUVER -- The FBI made it official today: the parachute unearthed near Amboy, Wash., was not used by fabled skyjacker Dan "D.B." Cooper.

The conclusion was based "on the totality of the information," Seattle FBI spokeswoman Robbie Burroughs said, and not just the opinion of Earl Cossey, the FAA-certified parachute rigger who packed each of the four parachutes that were handed over to Cooper on Nov. 24, 1971.

"Other parachute experts were consulted," Burroughs said, including some who steeped forward to help the FBI after the parachute's discovery was announced last week.

Cossey said Monday that the parachute he examined last week could not have been used by Cooper because of differences in fabric. The parachute laid on his garage floor on Friday was silk; the parachute packed for Cooper was ripstop nylon, Cossey said.

Burroughs acknowledged th

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Added: Apr-1-2008 
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