Practice Relating to Rule 48. Attacks against Persons Parachuting from an Aircraft in Distress
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) provides:
A person having parachuted from an aircraft in distress shall [be] given an opportunity to surrender before being attacked, unless he engages himself in a hostile act. This rule prohibits shooting at persons who are escaping from disabled aircraft. On the other hand, members of hostile airborne forces descending by parachute are legitimate military targets.