Police: Nevada Man Flew Stolen Plane for More Than an Hour
A Nevada man is accused of stealing a plane from a Las Vegas airport.
Authorities say 27-year-old Evan Grant stole a plane from North Las Vegas Airport in the middle of the night on Saturday.
Grant allegedly took the plane on a joyride for more than an hour. An air traffic controller negotiated with the former student pilot and eventually convinced him to land.
According to air traffic control audio obtained from liveatc.net, the official at the tower spoke calmly, saying he just wanted to get Grant down safely.
"I kind of screwed up your night, didn't I?" Grant said, according to the audio.
"I just want to get you down on the ground safely," the flight controller said. "We'll grab some coffee, go to my house, whatever. We'll have a -- we'll just talk, OK? Just come on down.
Grant faces grand larceny auto charges.
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