The Untold Story Of How Indonesian And Australian Jets Nearly Came To Blows Over East Timor

Amid rising tensions, one Indonesian Air Force Hawk pilot had an intense aerial encounter with an Australian Hornet.

It’s a previously unknown story of an unusual, and dramatic, aerial encounter in a little-known conflict.

  • Thomas Newdick
  • TheDRIVE

If fully accurate, a new account detailing the events that allegedly occurred on September 16, 1999, suggests they could have potentially led to a deadly aerial encounter between…

The narrative, which is based on an interview with the Indonesian Hawk pilot, Henri Alfiandi, appears on the Indonesian Mylesat website, which covers defense affairs.

As well as his description of a…

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