1424. Statutory liability for material damage to persons or property.

Where material1 loss or damage2 is caused3 to any person or property on land or water by, or by a person in, or an article4, animal or person falling from, an aircraft while in flight, taking off or landing5, then unless the loss or damage was caused or contributed to by the negligence of the person by whom it was suffered6, damages are recoverable in respect of the loss or damage without proof of negligence or intention or other cause of action, as if the loss or damage had been caused by the wilful act, neglect or default of