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Tuesday, 18 May 1965

Senator HENTY - Yes, I did notice the report. This is the second case of this type which has occurred as far as Australia is concerned. I would like to issue a warning to anyone who perhaps proposes to emulate this very foolhardy and dangerous practice because if the packing case containing a person was carried on a non-pressurised aircraft the individual could, in certain circumstances lose his life. The offence carries a penalty of £500 or two years' gaol or both. The practice is indeed very dangerous. As this case originated in Melbourne and the packing case was taken from that city to Sydney by domestic airliner, the Australian Government will be interested in the matter. The Commonwealth Police are now conducting inquiries along those lines.

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