1078. Power to inspect aircraft, etc.

1078.     Power to inspect aircraft, etc.

The commander1 of an aircraft must permit a customs and excise officer2 at any time to board the aircraft and inspect it and any goods3 loaded in it and all documents relating to the aircraft or to goods or persons carried in it; and an officer has the right of access at any time to any place to which access is required for the purpose of any such inspection4.

At any time while an aircraft is at an aerodrome5 any officer and any other person duly engaged in preventing smuggling may board