Aviation Crimes Amendment Act 2007

5 Taking firearms, explosives, etc, on to aircraft
  • (1) The heading to section 11 is amended by adding or into sterile area or security enhanced area.

    (2) Section 11(1) is amended by adding ; or and the following paragraph:

    • (e) an imitation of an item or substance specified in paragraphs (a) to (d).

    (3) Section 11 is amended by inserting the following subsections after subsection (1):

    • (1A) Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, takes, or attempts to take, into a sterile area or a security enhanced area an item or substance specified in subsection (1).

    • (1B) Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, who—

      • (a) has the intention of causing bodily injury or of doing any act that would constitute a crime under section 3, 4, 5, or 5A; and

      • (b) takes on board an aircraft or into a sterile area or a security enhanced area an item or substance that is capable of—

        • (i) causing bodily injury or of endangering the safety of an aircraft or an airport when combined with another item or substance; or

        • (ii) activating another item or substance that is capable of causing bodily injury or of endangering the safety of an aircraft or an airport

    (4) Section 11 is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (3) For the purposes of this section, dangerous or offensive weapon means any item or substance capable of being used to endanger the safety of an aircraft or cause bodily injury.