On arrival, they chartered a small plane to take them into the Rockies where they would spend a week moose hunting.
They managed to bag 6 moose in total during the week, and were really pleased with themselves.
As they were loading the plane to return, the pilot said the plane could take only 4 moose.
The two Irishmen objected strongly. “Last year we shot six. The pilot let us take them all and he had the same plane as yours.”
Against his better judgement, the pilot gave in and all six moose were loaded onto the small plane, and it took off.
However, while attempting to cross some mountains, even on full power the little plane couldn’t handle the heavy load and went down in a spiralling descent.
Somehow, surrounded by the moose bodies, only Paddy and Mick survived the crash.
After climbing out of the wreckage, Paddy asked Mick, “Any idea where we are?”
Mick replied, “I think we’re pretty close to where we crashed last year.”
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