you sort of summarized it as simply as you could but here are some more details:
Dude was fed up with work, wanted to a fly a plane with no flying experience whatsoever. The man had no idea how to fly. He said over the radio he simply copied what he saw happen in vidya and got the bitch up in the air. For a brief moment, he was free, he was flying. Then the plane ran out of gas and rather than return to the airport he crashed.
The uncutt audio of him in the plane and talking to air traffic control shows he truly was happy at that moment and he was free, and he simply had no fucks to give. Now the magnificent bastard is flying around in heaven