Aircraft Act,1934


Act No : 22

Section : Power of Central Government to make rules for investigation ofaccident.

7. Power of Central Government to make rules for investigation of accident. (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules 2* providing for the investigation of any accident arising out of or in the course of 3*[the navigation-- (a) in or over 4*[India] of any aircraft, or (b) anywhere of aircraft registered in 4*[India]]. (2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may-- (a) require notice to be given of any accident in such manner and by such person as may be prescribed; (b) apply for the purposes of such investigation, either with or without modification, the provisions of any law for the time being in force relating to the investigation of accidents; (c) prohibit pending investigation access to or interference with aircraft to which an accident has occurred, and authorise any person so far as may be necessary for the purposes of an investigation to have access to, examine, remove, take measures for the preservation of, or otherwise deal with, any such aircraft; and ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Ins. by Act 12 of 1972, s. 6. 2 See Pt. X of the Indian Aircraft Rules, 1937, published in the Gazette of India, 1937, Pt. I, pp. 661 to 665. 3 Subs. by Act 37 of 1939, s. 5, for "air navigation in or over British India". 4 Subs. by Act 24 of 1948, s. 3, for the words "the Provinces". 11 (d) authorise or require the cancellation, suspension, endorsement or surrender of any licence or certificate granted or recognised under this Act when it appears on an investigation that the licence ought to be so dealt with, and provide for the production of any such licence for such purpose.


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