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Rules concerning the Control of Wireless Telegraphy in Time of War and Air Warfare. Drafted by a Commission of Jurists at the Hague, December 1922 - February 1923.
Part II: Rules of Air Warfare#Chapter VII: Search, capture and confiscation. - Art. 56.
Art. 56. A private aircraft captured because it has no exterior marks or because it has made use of false marks or because it is armed, in time of war, outside the jurisdiction of its own country, is liable to confiscation.
A neutral private aircraft captured on account of having violated the order given by a belligerent commander in virtue of the provisions of Article 30
, is liable to confiscation unless it justifies its presence in the forbidden zone.
In all other case, the prize court adjudicating upon the validity of the capture of an aircraft, shall apply the same rules as it would to a merchant ship or to its cargo or to postal correspondence on board a merchant ship.