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accidents). The material (Ethyl Marcaptan) had leaked and had been absorbed by the packing in the outer container. Thus a near mishap was averted. (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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UNIT 4: Transportation of Hazardous Material Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ On 12 April 89 a powerful blast damaged some portion of the airport building at Calcutta International Airport. The explosion occurred a few minutes before the Calcutta-Mumbai (Bombay) flight was to take-off. The investigating officer located the source of explosion in a package brought by a private courier service from Vishakhapatnam that was to be dispatched to Mumbai for its final destination to Cochin (Kerala). Had the package containing explosive materials not exploded while it was in the airport lounge it would have been loaded on to the Kolkata–Mumbai (Calcutta– Bombay) flight? Under those circumstances there was every possibility of it exploding in the aircraft after it had taken off leading to disastrous consequences as nearly 230 passengers were to travel by that flight. Investigation revealed that the explosive material, locally known as "rocket parachute", normally used by fisherman as a danger signal in case of an emergency at the mid sea. It is likely that the parcel might not have been intended for the sabotage (perhaps it was meant for the genuine need of a local fisherman) however the danger involved in such a risky transportation was easily evident. As a matter of fact International Civil Aviation Organisation has issued ICAO Annex-18 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air) containing Standards and Recommended Practices for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air. All contracting States are required to follow these instructions, which in turn would result into carriage of dangerous goods in a safe and secured manner that will not pose any danger to passengers, aircraft and the crew. Requirements for Carriage of Hazardous Material by Air Following are the requirements for carriage of hazardous material by air. Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air Following information is necessary for carriage of dangerous goods by air: Every Operator (a person, organisation or enterprise engaged in or offering to engage in an aircraft operation) is required to be certified by the DGCA to carry the dangerous goods. (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Aviation Safety & Security Management These dangerous goods will be required to be carried in accordance with the requirements specified in the Technical Instructions issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO Doc 9284). A permission in writing is required to be granted by the Central Government for carriage of explosives and radioactive material. In the event of an extreme emergency such as national or international crisis or natural calamities or otherwise necessitating transportation by air of such goods and full compliance with the requirements specified in the Technical Instructions may adversely affect the public interest,
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