26A Obligation to identify pilot-in-command

(1)

If a pilot-in-command of an aircraft is alleged to have committed an offence under this Act or the rules, the Director or a constable may—

(a)

inform the operator of the aircraft or the holder of the certificate of registration for the aircraft of the alleged offence; and

(b)

require that person to give all information in that person’s possession or reasonably obtainable by that person that may lead to the identification of the pilot.

(2)

A request under subsection (1) may be made orally or in writing, and the operator or holder of the certificate of registration (as the case may be) must comply with the request within 10 working days.

(3)

Subsection (1) does not apply if the operator or holder of the certificate of registration has been arrested or detained in relation to the suspected offence.

Section 26A: inserted, on 1 June 2002, by section 10 of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 15).

Section 26A(1): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).