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S 78/2003

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(b) shall not disclose any information on the progress and findings of the investigation without the express consent in writing of the investigator-in-charge.

Appointment of accredited representative, adviser and expert by Minister

12.—(1) The Minister may appoint an accredited representative to participate in the investigation into an accident or a serious incident which occurs in another Contracting State and one or more advisers to assist the accredited representative in the following cases:

(a) where Singapore is the State of Registry, State of the Operator, State of Manufacture or State of Design of the aircraft involved in the accident or serious incident; and
(b) where Singapore has, at the request of the Contracting State conducting the investigation, provided information, facilities or experts to the State in connection with the investigation.

(2) The Minister may appoint an expert to participate in the investigation into an accident which occurs in another Contracting State where Singapore has a special interest in the accident by virtue of fatalities or injuries to citizens of Singapore.

(3) The accredited representative and, to the extent specified by the Chief Inspector, an adviser appointed by the Minister under sub-paragraph (1) may, for the purposes of the investigation in which they are participating, exercise all or any of the rights and powers of the investigator-in-charge specified in paragraph 9 (2) and (3) in respect of any aircraft, records, information, documents, objects, witnesses or other evidence in Singapore or held by any person in Singapore which or whom the accredited representative or adviser considers to be relevant or necessary to the investigation.

(4) Any expenses incurred by the accredited representative and the adviser by reason of their participation in an investigation under sub-paragraph (1) or by reason of anything done during, in or incidental to the investigation by the accredited representative and the adviser in exercise of the rights and powers specified in paragraph 9 (2) and (3) shall be borne by and be recoverable from the owner or operator of the aircraft or both.

(5) The Minister may, if he thinks appropriate, authorise the Chief Inspector to exercise the Minister’s power under sub-paragraph (1) either generally or in any particular case.