1046. Detention of aircraft.

An authorised person1 may give a detention direction in respect of any aircraft2 in the United Kingdom or registered or operating in the United Kingdom3 if he is of the opinion that4:

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    (1)     a person has failed to comply or is likely to fail to comply with a requirement of a direction5 in respect of the aircraft6;

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    (2)     a person has failed to comply with a requirement of an enforcement notice7 in respect of the aircraft8;

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    (3)     a threat has been made to commit an act of violence9 against the aircraft or against any person or property on board