An unlicensed pilot who stole an airplane from Danbury airport and flew it while he was drunk will likely serve another year in jail.
Philippe Patricio, 21, of Payne Road in Bethel, accepted a plea deal Wednesday in Superior Court that would sentence him to a one-year term for the June 2005 caper.
Patricio, who flew the plane from Danbury to the Westchester County Airport in New York with two teenage passengers, already pleaded guilty to a number of charges in New York and was sentenced to time served after spending about nine months in jail.
He is currently in custody while the Danbury case is pending. His sentencing in Superior Court is set for Aug. 2.
The agreement reached with prosecutors Wednesday will end the charges he faced in Connecticut state courts.
As part of the deal, he must serve five years on probation, during which he must undergo six months of inpatient treatment.
He must also undergo substance abuse evaluation and treatment and pay the city $5,000. He was also ordered not to further his training as a pilot, and not go to an airport unless he's a ticketed passenger on a commercial flight.
The recommended sentence is technically a five-year term, suspended after he serves one year, and five years on probation. He will only serve the five-year term if he violates conditions of his probation.
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