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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.685

Multi-engine aircraft--pilot in command to land at nearest suitable aerodrome if emergency occurs

             (1)  The pilot in command of a multi-engine aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if, during the flight:

                     (a)  an emergency occurs that threatens the safety of the aircraft or the persons on the aircraft; and

                     (b)  the pilot does not land at the aerodrome that is, in the circumstances, the nearest suitable aerodrome for the aircraft to land at.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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