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Passenger may face prosecution for live-streaming flight takeoff

2019/04/22 21:44:28

Taipei, April 22 (CNA) The case of a Mandarin Airlines passenger live-streaming a flight takeoff on April 18 has been handed over to prosecutors, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Monday.

The administration said the passenger, surnamed Chen (陳), violated the Civil Aviation Act, which stipulates that "no person shall use any device that may interfere with navigation or telecommunications, unless these devices are approved by CAA, instructed by cabin crew with the consent of pilot in command."

Chen, who was taking flight AE365 from Taipei Songshan Airport to Penghu, used a cellphone to live-stream the aircraft taxiing on the runway, the CAA said.

Violators of related provisions in the act are subject to imprisonment not exceeding five years, or a fine of up to NT$150,000 (US$4,864), according to the CAA, and prosecutors will determine how to handle Chen's case.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)