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Carriage of cargo--general

             (1)  The operator and the pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight each contravene this subregulation if a requirement mentioned in subregulation (2) is not met for the flight.

             (2)  The requirements are the following:

                     (a)  cargo must not be carried in a place where the cargo may damage, obstruct or cause the failure of:

                              (i)  a control, electrical wiring or a pipeline of the aircraft; or

                             (ii)  any other equipment that is essential to the safe operation of the aircraft;

                     (b)  cargo must not be carried in a place where the weight of the cargo exceeds the load limitations for the floor structure or any other load bearing components of that place, as set out:

                              (i)  in the aircraft flight manual instructions for the aircraft; or

                             (ii)  on a placard on the aircraft;

                     (c)  cargo (other than passenger service equipment or galley equipment in an aisle on a temporary basis while in use) must not obstruct an aisle;

                     (d)  either:

                              (i)  cargo must not obstruct, or restrict access to, an emergency exit; or

                             (ii)  the operator or the pilot in command must hold an approval from CASA under regulation 91.045 for cargo to be carried in a manner that obstructs, or restricts access to, the emergency exit.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

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