CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT


PART A - OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON

5.      AIR PIRACY AND OFFENSES AGAINST MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS


§2A5.3.     Committing Certain Crimes Aboard Aircraft

(a)       Base Offense Level:  The offense level applicable to the underlying offense.


Commentary

Statutory Provision:  49 U.S.C. § 46506 (formerly 49 U.S.C. § 1472(k)(1)).

Application Notes:

1.      "Underlying offense" refers to the offense listed in 49 U.S.C. § 46506 of which the defendant is convicted.

2.      If the conduct intentionally or recklessly endangered the safety of the aircraft or passengers, an upward departure may be warranted.

Historical Note:  Effective October 15, 1988 (see Appendix C, amendment 65).  Amended effective November 1, 1989 (see Appendix C, amendment 98); November 1, 1995 (see Appendix C, amendment 534).