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Idaho man arrested after allegedly flying stolen plane to California and fleeing into desert

An Idaho man was arrested for stealing a plane from a North Las Vegas hangar, flying it over 100 miles into southern California and fleeing into a desert area, authorities say.

An Idaho man was arrested after stealing a plane from a North Las Vegas hangar. 

He allegedly flew it over 100 miles into a southern California airport and eventually ran into a desert area after officers inquired about the aircraft.

The man, who is currently in custody in San Bernardino County, faces charges of possession of a stolen airplane and taking stolen property across state lines.

OFFICIALS CHARGE AIRLINE PASSENGER AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY STOLE OVER $23K FROM OTHERS ON PLANE

The incident occurred on Saturday, according to the county sheriff’s department. There could be additional charges in Nevada, according to KSNV-TV.

North Las Vegas officials said the man could also be behind attempted airplane burglaries in the three previous days before his arrest, according to the station.

CALIFORNIA GIRL SEEN CRASHING STOLEN EMPTY PLANE INTO BUILDING, FENCE AT AIRPORT

The aircraft was valued at about $80,000, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

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