Defence Act 1954

Wrongful acts in relation to aircraft.

151

151.Every person subject to military law—

( a) who, in the use of or in relation to any service aircraft or service aircraft material, wilfully or negligently or by neglect of or contrary to regulations, orders or instructions, does any act or omits to do anything, which act or omission causes or is likely to cause loss of life or bodily injury to any person, or

( b) who, wilfully or negligently or by neglect of or contrary to regulations, orders or instructions, does any act or omits to do anything, which act or omission results or is likely to result in damage to or destruction or loss of any service aircraft or service aircraft material, or

( c) who, during a state of war, wilfully or negligently causes the sequestration by or under the authority of a neutral State of any service aircraft, or

( d) who, during a state of war, wilfully or negligently causes, otherwise than in accordance with regulations, orders or instructions, the destruction in a neutral State of any service aircraft,

is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer F111 [ imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years ] or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.

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F111

Substituted (22.07.1997) by Criminal Law Act 1997 (14/1997), s. 14 and sch. 2, para. 5, commenced as per s. 1.