Aviation Crimes Act 1972

4 Crimes in connection with hijacking

(1)

Everyone who, while on board an aircraft in flight outside New Zealand, does or omits anything which, if done or omitted by that person in New Zealand, would be an offence punishable by imprisonment for life or by 2 or more years’ imprisonment, commits that offence if the act or omission occurred in connection with the crime of hijacking.

(2)

Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), an act or omission by any person shall be deemed to occur in connection with the crime of hijacking if it was done or omitted with intent—

(a)

to commit or facilitate the commission of the crime of hijacking; or

(b)

to avoid the detection of himself or of any other person in the commission of the crime of hijacking; or

(c)

to avoid the arrest or facilitate the flight of himself or of any other person upon the commission of the crime of hijacking.

Section 4(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).