At least you're not taking it personally lol.
Everything you need to know about Cleveland can be obtained from this video. A word of caution, there is some language that my be offensive but its only like two words.
Mystery solved, the "flight plan" in the close up view with the papers spread out has the aircraft listed as a J3. Not exactly an open cockpit but easy to lose loose items if the window is open. Shoulda be hard to figure out where it came from. KUDOS to the kneeboard for keeping all those "important" papers together!
While what happened to these two guys is reprehensible, what I find almost as disgusting is the "writer's" blatantly crude and utterly unnecessary remarks that pilots are mostly white, male, with former military experience, and therefore we are privileged. Even if one only looked at it from a journalistic perspective it added nothing to the article and probably only served to help assuage the "writer's" white guilt complex.