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The aircraft activities which are subject to general exceptions from the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air are:

1. Search and Rescue.
2. Police support.
3. Medical transport.
4. Agricultural spraying.

  • A
    1, 2, and 3.
  • B
    1, 2, and 4.
  • C
    1, 3, and 4.
  • D
    2 and 4.

ICAO Doc 9284
1.1.5 General exceptions

1.1.5.1 Except for 7;4.2, these instructions do not apply to dangerous goods carried by an aircraft where the dangerous goods are:

a) to provide, during flight, medical aid to a patient when those dangerous goods (…)
b) to provide, during flight, veterinary aid or a humane killer for an animal;
c) for dropping in connection with agricultural, horticultural, forestry, avalanche control, ice jam control and landslide clearance or pollution control activities;
d) to provide, during flight, aid in connection with search and rescue operations;
e) vehicles carried in aircraft designed or modified for vehicle ferry operations and all of the following requirements are met (…).
f) required for the propulsion of the means of transport or the operation of its specialized equipment during transport (e.g. refrigeration units) or that are required in accordance with the operating regulations (e.g. fire extinguishers) (see 2.2).
g) contained within items of excess baggage being sent as cargo provided that (…).

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