Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1959


Amendments of the Principal Act.

Amendment of section 18 of the Principal Act.

4.—(1) The following clause shall be substituted for clause (ii) of paragraph (b) of section 18 of the Principal Act—

“(ii) in deducing any relationship—

(I) a person adopted under the Adoption Act, 1952 (No. 25 of 1952), shall be considered as the child of the adopter or adopters born to him, her or them in lawful wedlock and not to be the child of any other person,

(II) subject to sub-clause (I) of this clause, an illegitimate person shall be considered the legitimate offspring of his mother and reputed father,

(III) a person in loco parentis to another shall be considered the parent of that other;”.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply in respect of an action to enforce the liability of a carrier in respect of the death of a passenger where the death occurred before the passing of this Act.