Crimes [Aviation] Act 1991 – Sect 24

CRIMES (AVIATION) ACT 1991 – SECT 24
Threats and false statements

(1) A person must not threaten to destroy, damage or endanger the safety of a Division 3 aircraft, or to kill or injure anyone on board such an aircraft.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

(2) A person must not make a statement or communicate information, being a statement or information that he or she knows to be false, to the effect, or from which it can reasonably be inferred, that there has been, is or is to be, a plan, proposal, attempt, conspiracy or threat:

(a) to take or exercise control, by force, of a Division 3 aircraft; or

(b) to destroy, damage or endanger the safety of such an aircraft; or

(c) to kill or injure anyone on board such an aircraft.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

(3) For the purposes of an offence against subsection (1) or (2), absolute liability applies to the physical element of circumstance of the offence, that the aircraft is a Division 3 aircraft.

Note: For absolute liability , see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .

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