RECEIVE AN OBLIGATION-FREE CASE REVIEW
SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR SPECIALIST LAWYERS

Whoever, being a person committing the offence on an aircraft, commits, in connection with such other offence, any act of violence against any passenger or member of the crew of such aircraft, shall be punished with the law which is created by the Australian Government.

No person shall, on board an aircraft, —

(a) assault, intimidate or threaten, whether physically or verbally, a crew member which may interfere with the performance of the duties of the crew member or lessens the ability of the crew member to perform those duties;

(b) refuse to follow a lawful instruction given by the Pilot-in-Command, or on behalf of the Pilot-in-Command by a crew member, for the purpose of ensuring the safety of the aircraft or of any person or property on board or for the purpose of maintaining good order and discipline on board.

Laws related to Aircraft Offences

VICTORIAN LAW
CRIMES ACT 1958
  • SECTION 246A Endangering safe operation of an aircraft?
  • Read​ ​more

    Any person who does any act or thing with intent to prejudice the safe operation of an aircraft shall be guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).

  • Setting fire etc. to aircraft?
  • Read​ ​more

    Any person who unlawfully and maliciously sets fire to or in any way destroys any aircraft whether complete or incomplete shall be guilty of an indictable offence and shall be liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).

  • Endangering safety of aircraft?
  • Read​ ​more

    Any person who while on board an aircraft does any act or thing that is likely to endanger the safety of the aircraft shall be guilty of an indictable offence and shall be liable to level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).

  • Dangerous goods on aircraft?
  • Read​ ​more

    (1) Subject to this section any person who—
    (a) carries or places dangerous goods on board an aircraft;
    (b) delivers dangerous goods to a person for the purpose of their being placed on board an aircraft; or
    (c) has dangerous goods in his possession on board an aircraft—
    shall be guilty of an indictable offence and shall be liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).
    (2) This section does not apply—
    (a) to or in relation to any act done with the consent of the owner or operator of the aircraft given with a knowledge of the nature of the goods concerned; or
    (b) to or in relation to the carrying or placing of firearms or ammunition for firearms on board an aircraft with permission granted under the Air Navigation Regulations of the Commonwealth.
    (3) In this section “dangerous goods” means—
    (a) firearms, ammunition, weapons and explosive substances; and
    (b) substances or things that, by reason of their nature or condition, may endanger the safety of an aircraft or of persons on board an aircraft.

  • Threats to safety of aircraft?
  • Read​ ​more

    Any person who threatens, states that it is his intention, or makes a statement from which it could reasonably be inferred that it is his intention to destroy damage or endanger the safety of an aircraft or to kill or injure all or any of the persons on board an aircraft shall be guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).

  • False statements
  • Read​ ​more

    Any person who makes a statement or conveys information, being a statement or information that he knows to be false, to the effect or from which it could reasonably be inferred that there has been or is to be a plan, proposal, attempt, conspiracy or threat to—
    (a) take or exercise control by force or violence of any building (including any structure in the nature of a building or any bridge or mine) aircraft, vessel, motor vehicle or engine or carriage used upon a railway;
    (b) destroy, damage or endanger the safety thereof; or
    (c) kill or injure all or any of the persons therein or thereon—
    shall be guilty of an indictable offence and shall be liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).

FAQs

  • Police has to prove in the court –
    That the accuse was there on the aircraft at that time when the incident happened.
    That the accused has done illegal activities which is mentioned in the above text.
    Accused has damaged the aircraft.
    Accused was a part of the aircraft crew and used its power in a wrong manner.
  • Supreme Court, District Court and Local Court will give justice to such matters.

Receive An Obligation - Free case review