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Dangerous Goods


Civil Aviation Safety Regulations forbid the carriage of most items of Dangerous Goods onto an aircraft such as: 

  • Flammable liquids: Such as lighter or heating fuels, flammable paints, paint thinner etc.

  • Flammable solids: Such as matches and articles which are easily ignited, substances liable to spontaneous combustion and substances which emit flammable gases on contact with water.

  • Gases: Flammable, non-flammable and poisonous, oxygen tanks, deeply refrigerated gases such as liquid nitrogen.

  • Corrosives: Such as mercury, acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, drain cleaners etc.

  • Oxygen: For medical use.

  • Explosives, munitions, fireworks, flaresIncluding fire and Christmas crackers, toy caps, detonators and fuses.

  • Spare batteries

  • Infectious substances: Substances that are known or expected to contain pathogens and other agents such as prions, which can cause disease in humans or animals.

  • Oxidizing materials: Such as bleaching powder and peroxides.

  • Toxic substances: Disabling or incapacitating sprays, infectious or biologically hazardous material e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses, poisons etc.

  • Magnetic Materials: Strong magnets such as those in some loudspeakers and laboratory equipment.

  • Radioactive materials: E.g. medicinal or commercial isotopes

  • Miscellaneous: Including asbestos, charcoal and engines

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