Richard McCoy Jr | Infamous Mormons

/
A veteran of the Vietnam war, infamous Mormon Richard McCoy was a competent helicopter pilot with an education from Brigham Young University. Following the war, he fell upon hard times and in desperation decided to hijack a plane by holding it and it’s passengers to ransom with a hand grenade he had smuggled aboard. His demands were for $500,000, with a plan to escape via parachute with three other hostages as insurance.

Despite his plan succeeding, he was caught two days later and put on trial where he received a sentence of forty-five years in prison which he would not outlive. There is, however, speculation that a similar incident in the year previously was also carried out by Richard McCoy under the alias of D. B. Cooper.

Back to Gallery


What you find on FamousMormons.com
  • Mormon Actors
  • Mormons Celebrities
  • LDS Musicians
  • LDS Authors
  • Mormon Politicians
  • And many more!
Discover Famous Mormons +
Sponsors