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Briton Fined For Breaking Aviation Regulation

Jul 31, 2009, 2:36 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba & Binta Fatty

A Briton was on Wednesday convicted and sentenced by the Brikama Magistrates' Court for contravening the Civil Aviation Regulations.

He was given a light sentence to pay a fine of D30, 000, in default to serve three months in prison.

Samuel Marry was arraigned on a charge of interfering with the crew on board an aeroplane, in contravention of Section 64 (1) of the Civil Aviation Act.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the charge sheet, Mr. Marry sometime early this year, at the Banjul International Airport while on board flight No 151 from the United Kingdom to The Gambia used abusive language in the plane, and upon arrival at the Banjul International Airport the matter was reported by the pilot.

Principal Magistrate Mahoney presided over the case.