Summary: S.2623 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/05/1984)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Aircraft Sabotage Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it a Federal offense to willfully: (1) set fire, damage, destroy or wreck any aircraft; (2) place a destructive device or substance in or in proximity to any aircraft in order to make it unusable or hazardous to work; (3) damage any air navigation facility; (4) damage, destroy, or disable any appliance, structure, ramp, landing area or property used in connection with the operation or maintenance of any such aircraft; (5) incapacitate or use violence against any individual on such aircraft; (6) communicate false information endangering the safety of such aircraft; or (7) attempt to accomplish any of the above. Provides for a fine of not more than $100,000 or imprisonment for not more than 20 years or both.

Establishes a separate offense with regard to using violence against any individual on board or destroying or damaging an aircraft registered in a country other than the United States.

Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to revise the definition of "special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States."

Makes it a Federal criminal act to impart or convey threats dealing with the destruction of aircraft, motor vehicles, trains or vessels.

Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to provide civil and criminal penalties for conveying false information in regard to aircraft piracy, crimes on aircraft, and interference with flight crew members.

Prohibits any person, except authorized law enforcement officers or Government employees, from carrying a concealed or dangerous weapon in flight.

Increases the criminal fines for certain aircraft violations.