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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.605

Carriage of cargo--cargo compartments

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

                     (a)  more than one flight crew member is required for the flight; and

                     (b)  cargo is carried in a cargo compartment; and

                     (c)  the design of the cargo compartment is such that if a fire were to occur during the flight, a crew member would need to enter the compartment to extinguish the fire; and

                     (d)  the cargo is not loaded in a manner to allow a crew member to reach, at any time during the flight, all parts of the compartment with the contents of a hand-held fire extinguisher.

             (2)  A flight crew member is required for a flight if the flight crew member is one of the number of flight crew members required for the flight by:

                     (a)  the aircraft flight manual instructions for the aircraft; or

                     (b)  if a greater number is required by these Regulations--these Regulations.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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