Equipment That is Not Allowed to Be Carried on Board – The airline agency enforces a strict regulation regarding what items can be brought into the plane. Of course, this policy is also taken in order to maintain the safety of all aircraft passengers. Like one of them is the prohibition of carrying objects or not being allowed to bring animals. ICAO or International Civil Aviation Organization is an institution that stipulates goods or objects that are prohibited from entering the aircraft cabin.
These rules apply internationally, including in Indonesia. So before you make a flight, you should know in advance what objects and items you will bring and put in the aircraft cabin. Here are the things you can’t take on an airplane:
1. Explosives (explosives)
Materials containing explosives are not allowed to enter the aircraft because they can threaten the safety of passengers. These items include fireworks, gun ammunition, flares, firearms, party poppers, and toy gun caps. These objects are clearly not allowed to be carried.
2. Compressed gases
Gases in this category are compressed at normal temperatures, also at very high pressures, but still do not turn into liquids. Examples are butane gas, propane gas, gas cylinders, oxygen bottles, fire extinguishers, refill gas for lighters, aerosols, and diving equipment aqualung.
Pay close attention to the things you bring. It could be that one of them contains these ingredients. For example, perfume containing aerosols will usually be removed in your bag because they do not pass the goods inspection.
3. Flammable liquids
This flammable liquid poses a dangerous risk if you take it on board. These liquids such as turpentine oil, paint thinner, fuel, heating, and alcoholic beverages. Who would have thought that nail polish and perfume are also included in the category of flammable liquids too. Therefore, check carefully the content in it, yes!
In addition to sharp objects and firearms, blunt objects that have the potential to cause injury are also prohibited from entering the aircraft cabin. Items such as baseball bats, cue sticks, golf clubs, fishing hooks, oars, clubs, skateboards and all kinds of self-defense equipment that can cause injury to other passengers.
Based on aviation regulations in Indonesia, these items must be stored in the baggage during check-in and are not allowed to enter the aircraft cabin.
5. Power Bank
This new regulation issued in March 2018 states that a Power Bank with an energy rating above 160 Wh (Watt per hour) is prohibited from entering the aircraft cabin. To find out the number of Wh Power Bank you have, you can check your Power Bank information sticker, or calculate manually.
A Power Bank with a capacity of 5,000 mAh with a battery voltage of 3.85 V has an energy rating of 19,250 mWh (milliwatts per hour). If converted to Wh, the Power Bank’s energy rating is only 19.25 Wh and it is still safe to be brought into the aircraft cabin.
Well, now you know what objects are prohibited from entering the plane. Although it seems that it has many restrictions, but believe that these regulations are made for the safety of flights and the safety of their passengers. So it must be obeyed, yes!
It is clear that this item is classified as a dangerous item. Toxins can be found in bacteria, viruses, vaccines, arsenic substances, cyanide, insecticides, and weed or pest killers. These objects also include illegal drugs.
7. Radioactive (radioactive)
These dangerous radioactive substances such as uranium, radioactive ores, isotopes, and some medical devices that contain these substances. These objects are clearly not allowed on board the aircraft.
Destroying materials such as mercury in thermometers, acids, bases/alkalis, wet cell batteries, and photo developers. These items are strictly prohibited on board the aircraft.
The latter classification is often used in everyday life. For example, magnets, dry ice, lithium batteries, cellular phones, laptops, cameras, and other electronic items.
Wow, I didn’t expect that the content of the items we often carry is also one of Dangerous Goods. Don’t worry, these items are usually safe to carry if they comply with regulations.
However, there are some Dangerous Goods that can be brought into the aircraft cabin if they comply with applicable procedures and in a certain amount. First, it is allowed to be transported by air. This includes dangerous goods that can be transported under certain conditions or processes. For example, alcoholic beverages, sprays, perfumes, hairspray, pastes, gels, oxygen cylinders, medicines, and lithium batteries.
Second, exempt goods that can be transported by air. It is intended for hazardous materials or goods which are normally prohibited, but are exempted due to their function. For example, aircraft airworthiness supporting equipment, onboard service equipment, and dry ice to support consumption services on board.