Threatening to Destroy an Aircraft, Vessel or Transport Vehicle, and Taking Action is an offence under section 208(3) of the Crimes Act 1900, which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
A ‘threat’ includes:
An ‘aircraft’ is any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air.
A ‘vessel’ is a water craft of any description that is capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.
A ‘transport vehicle’ is a vehicle other than an aircraft or vessel that:
A ‘wound’ is the breaking of both layers of the skin being the dermis and epidermis, and includes a ‘split lip’.
‘Grievous bodily harm’ is very serious harm.
It includes, but is not limited to:
Defences to the charge include:
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