Practice Relating to Rule 48. Attacks against Persons Parachuting from an Aircraft in Distress
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “Pilots and crews parachuting from an aircraft in distress … may not be attacked as they descend. Once on the ground, they are [to be] taken prisoner.”
The manual also states that “attacking people parachuting from an aircraft as they descend” is a war crime.