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Section 8 – Air Crafts Act, 1953

Air Crafts Act, 1953



8. Power to detain aircraft. —


(1) Any authority authorised in this behalf by the 1[Central Government] may detain any aircraft, if in the opinion of such authority—


(a) having regard to the nature of an intended flight, the flight of such aircraft would involve danger to persons in the aircraft or to any other persons or property, or


(b) such detention is necessary to secure compliance with any of the provisions of this Act or the rules applicable to such aircraft; or such detention is necessary to prevent a contravention of any rule made under 2[clause (h) or clause (i) of sub-section (2) of section 5] 3[or to implement any order made by any Court].


(2) 4[Subject to the provisions of section 14, the Central Government] may, by notification in the 5[Official Gazette] make rules regulating all matters incidental or subsidiary to the exercise of this power.



1. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Governor-General in Council”.


2. Reinstated after the lapse of the amendment by substitution made by Act 35 of 1939, sec. 6.


3. Ins. by Act 12 of 1972, sec. 7 (w.e.f. 20-4-1972 ).


4. Subs. by Act 44 of 2007, sec. 8, for “The Central Government”. Earlier the words “Central Government” were substituted by the A.O. 1937, for “Governor-General in Council”.


5. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Gazette of India .”



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