Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) Act, 1963

Penalty for non-compliance with authorisation to proceed issued by Organisation.

8.—(1) Where there is a contravention in respect of an aircraft of section 7 of this Act, the owner or hirer of the aircraft and also the pilot or commander shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or, at the discretion of the court, to both the fine and the imprisonment.

(2) Where a person is charged with an offence under this section, it shall be a defence for the person to prove that the contravention of section 7 of this Act in respect of which he is charged was due to stress of weather or other unavoidable cause or that the contravention took place without his knowledge or without his actual default or privity.