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Cargo and baggage compartments

             (1)  The registered operator of an aeroplane that has 10 or more passenger seats and to which this Subpart applies commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the registered operator:

                              (i)  operates the aeroplane; or

                             (ii)  permits a person to operate the aeroplane; and

                     (b)  a requirement in this regulation is not met while the aeroplane is operating.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  Each compartment for cargo, baggage or both ( goods ) in the aeroplane must:

                     (a)  display a placard showing the maximum load for which the compartment has been designed; and

                     (b)  have a means to prevent goods creating a hazard by shifting, or by damaging the aeroplane; and

                     (c)  have a means to restrain goods to protect the aeroplane's occupants from injury in the event of the aeroplane being subjected to a forward inertial load of up to 9 g when the compartment is carrying the maximum weight of goods.

             (3)  If goods are in the passenger compartment of the aeroplane, the compartment must have a means to prevent the passengers being injured by the goods during the emergency landing conditions mentioned in the aeroplane's type certification basis.

Source         FARs Part 135 Appendix A modified.

             (4)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

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