Aviation Crimes Act 1972

5A Crimes relating to international airports

(1)

A person commits a crime who, whether in or outside New Zealand, using any device, substance, or weapon, intentionally does any of the following acts that endangers or is likely to endanger the safety of an international airport:

(a)

at the international airport, commits an act of violence that causes or is likely to cause serious injury or death; or

(b)

destroys or seriously damages the facilities of the international airport; or

(c)

destroys or seriously damages an aircraft that is not in service and is located at the international airport; or

(d)

disrupts the services of the international airport.

(2)

Subject to subsection (3), a person who commits a crime against this section is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.

(3)

A person who commits a crime against subsection (1)(a),—

(a)

in circumstances where the conduct concerned is the same as conduct described as murder under sections 158, 160, 167, and 168 of the Crimes Act 1961, must on conviction be sentenced to imprisonment for life; and

(b)

in circumstances where the conduct concerned is the same as conduct described as manslaughter under sections 158, 160, and 171 of the Crimes Act 1961, is liable on conviction to imprisonment for life.

Section 5A: inserted, on 1 September 1999, by section 6 of the Aviation Crimes Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 57).

Section 5A(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 5A(3)(a): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 5A(3)(b): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).