My thoughts exactly...Playing devils advocate here, but why would you fill the seats in a Cherokee and fly in the southern Nevada mountains in June? For those of you unfamiliar with Mt. Charleston it is a 12000 foot peak just north of Vegas. Two words come to mind, "density altitude".
"I've heard a lot of airplane engines," Hayden said. The pilot "was revving the heck out of that engine, trying to gain altitude, I think."
Obviously!This witness is obviously a pilot himself. :banghead: