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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.545

Seating for persons on aircraft

             (1)  The operator and pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight each contravene this subregulation if:

                     (a)  a person is assigned a seat (or a berth) on the aircraft for the flight; and

                     (b)  the seat or berth is not fitted with a seatbelt or shoulder harness; and

                     (c)  the aircraft begins the flight.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply if circumstances prescribed by the Part 91 Manual of Standards apply in relation to the carriage of the person for the flight.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subregulation (2): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .



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