High Court of Australia

ACQ Pty Limited v Cook [2009] HCA 28

Aircair Moree Pty Limited v Cook

237 CLR 656; 83 ALJR 986; 258 ALR 58

5 Aug 2009

Case Number: S107/2009 S108/2009

Before

French CJ, Gummow, Heydon, Crennan, Bell JJ

Catchwords

Aviation – Liability for damage caused by aircraft - Crop dusting aircraft collided with conductor in cotton field - Electrical linesman dispatched to repair conductor tripped or fell near it - Injury occurring after electric arc - Whether injury "caused by . . . something that is a result of an impact" with an aircraft in flight - Damage by Aircraft Act 1999 (Cth), s 10(1).

Words and phrases – "something", "caused by".

Damage by Aircraft Act 1999 (Cth) – ss 10(1), 11.

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