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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 121.275

Carriage of passengers with reduced mobility

             (1)  The operator and the pilot in command of an aeroplane for a flight each contravene this subregulation if, during the flight, a passenger with reduced mobility occupies a seat where the passenger could:

                     (a)  hinder the crew in their safety duties; or

                     (b)  obstruct access to emergency equipment; or

                     (c)  hinder the evacuation of the aeroplane in an emergency.

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

                     (a)  a passenger with reduced mobility is carried on the flight; and

                     (b)  before the flight begins, the operator does not tell at least one of the following that the passenger is carried on the flight:

                              (i)  the pilot in command of the aeroplane for the flight;

                             (ii)  if one cabin crew member is carried on the flight--the cabin crew member;

                            (iii)  if more than one cabin crew member is carried on the flight--the person assigned to duty as the senior cabin crew member for the flight under regulation 121.660.

             (3)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1) or (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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