Air Navigation and Transport Act 1975

Unlawful acts against the safety of aviation.

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3. F1 [ (1) A person shall be guilty of an offence if anywhere he unlawfully and intentionally

( a ) commits on board an aircraft in flight any act of violence which is likely to endanger the safety of the aircraft,

( b ) destroys an aircraft in service or so damages it as to render it incapable of flight or to endanger its safety in flight,

( c ) places or causes to be placed on an aircraft in service any device or substance which is likely to destroy the aircraft or so damage it as to render it incapable of flight or to endanger its safety in flight,

( d ) destroys, damages or interferes with the operation of any air navigation facility if such act is likely to endanger the safety of aircraft in flight,

( e ) communicates any information which he knows to be false where the communication of the information endangers, or is likely to endanger, the safety of an aircraft in flight,

( f ) (i) performs an act of violence against a person

(I) at an aerodrome in the State (other than an aerodrome under the control of the Minister for Defence), or

(II) at an aerodrome outside the State serving international civil aviation,

which causes or is likely to cause serious injury or death, or

(ii) destroys or seriously damages the facilities or disrupts the services of any aerodrome referred to in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph (other than an aerodrome under the control of the Minister for Defence) or destroys or seriously damages any aircraft not in service located on that aerodrome,

if such an act endangers or is likely to endanger safety at that aerodrome. ]

(2) A person who anywhere attempts to commit any act specified in subsection (1) of this section or aids, abets, counsels or procures the commission of such an act, or aids, abets, or counsels a person who anywhere attempts to commit such an act shall be guilty of an offence.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Substituted (22.06.2019) by Air Navigation and Transport Act 1988 (15/1988), s. 51(a), commenced on enactment.

Editorial Notes:

E3

Certain procedures in relation to retrial and acquittal of offence under subsection (1) provided (1.09.2010) by Criminal Procedure Act 2010 (27/2010), ss. 7-14, 15-18 and sch., S.I. No. 414 of 2010.

E4

Offence under section defined as a serious offence for purposes of Bail Act 1997 as provided (15.05.2000) by Bail Act 1997 (16/1997), s. 1 and sch. paras. 21, 29 and 30, S.I. No. 118 of 2000.