Aviation Crimes Act 1972

Crimes relating to aircraft and international airports

Heading: amended, on 1 September 1999, by section 4 of the Aviation Crimes Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 57).

3 Hijacking

Everyone commits the crime of hijacking and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for life, who, while on board an aircraft in flight, whether in or outside New Zealand, unlawfully, by force or by threat of force or by any form of intimidation, seizes or exercises control, or attempts to seize or exercise control, of that aircraft.

Section 3: amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).