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S 78/2003

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PART III
MISCELLANEOUS
Paragraph
18. Non-disclosure of records
19. Release and disposal of aircraft and wreckage
20. Disposal of records
21. Obstruction of investigation
22. Offences
23. Saving of powers
The Schedule

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 (1) of the Air Navigation Act, the Minister for Transport hereby makes the following Order:

PART I
PRELIMINARY

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Air Navigation (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Order 2003 and shall come into operation on 24th February 2003.

Definitions and application

2.—(1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

"accident" means an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all persons have disembarked, in which—

(a) a person is fatally or seriously injured as a result of—
(i) being in the aircraft;
(ii) direct contact with any part of the aircraft, including parts which have become detached from the aircraft; or
(iii) direct exposure to jet blast,
except where the injuries arise from natural causes, are self-inflicted or inflicted by any other person, or where