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Private Plane Risk

WASHINGTON (CN) - Private airplanes may be prohibited from landing in the United States, or may be rerouted to a different airport, based on passenger manifests and other flight and plane information submitted electronically an hour before departure from a foreign territory, according to a new Department of Homeland Security regulation.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, requires the information to assesses it for security risk.

If the information is not submitted, a pilot could incur a $5,000 fine the first instance and $10,000 for later breaches. Additionally, the U.S. may protect its airspace if a plane is considered non-responsive.

The same information is required for planes leaving the U.S. for foreign territory.

Click the document icon on the front page for details and links to the regulations. The document icon under the "FCC, DOD, UAE & More" heading leads to other new regulations.

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