Grand Theft Aero
|Grand Theft Aero|
Donald Love informing Claude that the packages he had collected were only decoys
|Location||Bedford Point, Staunton Island, Liberty City|
|Unlocked by||A Drop in the Ocean|
Grand Theft Aero is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by media mogul and businessman Donald Love from the Love Media building in Bedford Point, Staunton Island, Liberty City.
Claude drops by Donald's penthouse and Donald informs him that the packages he had previously collected were decoys, so he needs to collect the real package, which was on that plane all along. Donald states that the authorities had intercepted the plane, however he has managed to bribe them.
Claude drives to Donald's hangar at Francis International Airport on Shoreside Vale. However the Liberty City Port Authority officers have all been killed, and six Colombian Cartel gang members are waiting inside. Claude kills them and enters the Dodo, but realizes the package has gone. Noticing a Panlantic van in front of the hangar, he drives to the Panlantic construction site on Staunton Island.
Once at the construction site, he kills more Colombian Cartel gang members and uses the elevator to get to the upper levels. There, he sees Miguel and Catalina, who have Love's package. When Claude challenges them, Miguel hands him the package, which leads to Catalina shooting Miguel before she leaps out of the buildling and lands in a garbage bin to escape.
A little later, Asuka Kasen (unaware of Claude's and Donald Love's responsibility in Kenji Kasen's death) and the Yakuza arrive to take over the area from the Cartel. Still thinking the Cartel killed her brother, she begins to torture Miguel. Claude then goes to Love Media to deliver the package.
Donald Love: Thank you for retrieving those packages, but they were only a decoy. Sorry about that, but that's sometimes the way in business. My real objective was hidden in the plane all along. Unfortunately the port authorities seized the plane and were stripping it down, until I intervened at great personal expense. Cross the bridge to Shoreside Vale and go to Francis International Airport. I've paid off the officials. My property will be waiting for you at the customs hangar at the airport's fuselage.
(Claude goes to Francis International Airport, realizes the package is not there and drives to the construction site on Staunton Island)
Catalina: Hey let's get this thing out of here. God knows what it is. But he seems to want it badly enough so it must be worth something.
(Claude arrives in the elevator and fires his gun, to scare Catalina and Miguel)
Miguel: Who the heck?
Miguel: Hey, take it easy amigo. De nada! De nada!
Catalina: I left you pouring your heart out into the gutter!
Miguel: Hey, don't shoot amigo. No problems. We all friends! Here, take this.
(Miguel hands Claude the package)
Catalina: Don't be such a pussy!
Miguel: We got no choice baby.
(Catalina shoots Miguel in the back and leaves)
Catalina: We always got a choice you dumb bastard!
(Catalina jumps to the ground and runs off)
Miguel: I'm sorry about the crazy bitch man, they all the same...por favor!?
(Asuka Kasen arrives)
Asuka Kasen: So, the whore got away. But you've done me a favor, you're not the only one who has a score to settle with the Cartel. This worm killed my brother!
Miguel: I never killed no Yakuza!
Asuka Kasen: LIAR! We all saw the Cartel assassin! We are going to hunt down and kill all you Colombian dogs!
(Asuka begins to torture Miguel)
Asuka Kasen: I'll be operating on our friend here to extract some information and a little pleasure. You drop by later. I'm sure I'll require your services.
Miguel: Please amigo! Don't leave me with her, she a psycho chica! PLEASE AMIGO! AMIGO! AMEEIIIGOOO! AIEEGARHHH!
- At the airport, one Panlantic van is seen driving away. If the player follows it, it will get all the way to the middle of the Lift Bridge and stop there.
- At the airport, if the second Panlantic is destroyed before the player gets inside, the mission will be considered failed. However, all the player has to do is to get inside the van, then they can switch to another vehicle to head to the construction site.
- The name of this mission is an obvious reference to the Grand Theft Auto series. It is also a reference to the legal term for hijacking (also called Grand Theft Auto).
- Although there are three more missions for Donald Love after this one, none of them are required to finish the story. The player can move onto the Asuka missions instead, which will eventually lead to the final mission.
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