The Chinese Pilot and his co-pilot worked for Lao Che Air Freight. In 1935, he served aboard a Ford Tri-Motor Airplane, carrying cargo. On one scheduled cargo flight scheduled to leave in the early morning one day in 1935, the plane got three last-minute passengers, booked by Earl Weber. The passengers arrived at Nang Tao Airport and quickly got aboard the plane, which the pilot was preparing for take-off. Once the passengers got aboard, the pilot and his co-pilot spied their employer, Lao Che smiling outside the airport gate. Saluting their boss, the pilot took off.
After refueling in Chungking, the pilot had received word from Lao Che to ditch the plane, killing the passengers, Indiana Jones, Willie Scott, and Short Round. Instead of flying south toward the supposed destination, Bangkok, he flew west, towards India. When he was over the eastern Siwalik range, he peeked back through the curtain separating the cockpit from the main cabin and saw that his passengers were asleep. Alerting the co-pilot that this was the time to make their move, they dumped the plane's fuel supply. Strapping on his parachute, the pilot tiptoed through the cabin and waited by the rear door. Once his co-pilot had joined him, he opened the door, and pushed his partner out. In a flurry of chicken feathers, he looked around the cabin one last time before jumping out, leaving Jones with a plane about to run out of fuel.
The pilot was later questioned by René Emile Belloq over the certainty of Jones' death.