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Flight distance limitation over water

             (1)  This regulation applies in relation to an aeroplane:

                     (a)  that has a maximum operational passenger seat configuration of more than 30; and

                     (b)  that does not comply with the ditching requirements of the relevant airworthiness standards for the aeroplane.

             (2)  The operator of an aeroplane for a flight contravenes this subregulation if, during the flight:

                     (a)  the aeroplane is flown over water; and

                     (b)  the aeroplane is flown further than the distance mentioned in subregulation (3) from land.

             (3)  The distance is the lesser of:

                     (a)  the distance the aeroplane can fly in 2 hours at it s normal cruising speed in International Standard Atmosphere conditions and in still air; and

                     (b)  400 nautical miles.

             (4)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

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