16. Paragraph 62 of the principal Order is deleted and the following paragraph substituted therefor:
—(1) The Rules of the Air for the purposes of this paragraph shall consist of —
the provisions of the rules of the air in Annex 2 to the Chicago Convention as set out in Part I of the Eleventh Schedule (except 3.8.1 of Chapter 3 and 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 of Appendix 2 thereof); and
the provisions as set out in Part II of that Schedule.
(2) Every person and every aircraft shall comply with the Rules of the Air as may be applicable to that person or aircraft in the circumstances of the case.
(3) Subject to sub-paragraph (4), it shall be an offence to contravene, to permit the contravention of, or to fail to comply with, the Rules of the Air.
(4) It shall be lawful for the Rules of the Air to be departed from —
in circumstances that render such departure absolutely necessary in the interests of safety; or
to the extent necessary for complying with the law of any country other than Singapore within which the aircraft then is.
(5) If any departure from the Rules of the Air is made in accordance with sub-paragraph (4), the pilot-in-command of the aircraft shall cause written particulars of the departure, and of the circumstances giving rise to it, to be given within 10 days thereafter to the competent authority of the country in whose territory the departure was made or if the departure was made over the high seas, to the Chief Executive.
(6) Nothing in the Rules of the Air shall exonerate any person from the consequence of any neglect in the use of lights or signals or of the neglect of any precautions required by ordinary aviation practice or by the special circumstances of the case.
(7) The Chief Executive may for the purpose of promoting the safety of the aircraft make regulations as to special signals and other communications to be made by or on an aircraft, as to the course on which and the height at which an aircraft shall fly and as to any other precautions to be observed in relation to the navigation and control of aircraft which the Chief Executive may consider expedient for the purpose aforesaid and no aircraft shall fly in contravention of any such regulations.”.