Endangering Safety of Aircraft
Endangering Safety of Aircraft is when a person on board a plane does something to impact the safety of the plane.
- A passenger on board a plane gets into a fight with another passenger.
- Someone lights a cigarette while on board a plane.
- You did not do anything that would endanger the safety of an aircraft.
- You did not intentionally endanger the safety of an aircraft.
Questions that are asked in cases like this:
- What do they think you actually did?
- Can they prove you did anything that endangered the safety of an aircraft?
Maximum penalty and court that deals with this charge
The maximum penalty for Endangering Safety of Aircraft (s246C of the Crimes Act 1958) is 10 years imprisonment.
This is a strictly indictable charge which means that your case must be heard in the County Court.
What is the legal definition of Endangering Safety of Aircraft?The Prosecution must show that you were on board an aircraft, and while you were on board, you did something that was likely to endanger the safety of the aircraft.
“Did you endanger the safety of a plane?”