Aviation Crimes Act 1972

5 Other crimes relating to aircraft

Everyone commits a crime, and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years, who, whether in or outside New Zealand,—

(a)

on board an aircraft in flight, commits an act of violence which is likely to endanger the safety of the aircraft; or

(b)

destroys an aircraft in service; or

(c)

causes damage to an aircraft in service which renders the aircraft incapable of flight or which is likely to endanger the safety of the aircraft in flight; or

(d)

places or causes to be placed on an aircraft in service anything which is likely to destroy the aircraft, or to cause damage to the aircraft which will render it incapable of flight, or which is likely to endanger the safety of the aircraft in flight; or

(e)

destroys, damages, or interferes with the operation of any air-navigation facility used in international air navigation, where the destruction, damage, or interference is likely to endanger the safety of an aircraft in flight; or

(f)

endangers the safety of an aircraft in flight by communicating to any other person any information which the person supplying the information knows to be false.

Section 5: amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 5(a): amended, on 1 September 1999, by section 5 of the Aviation Crimes Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 57).