Malaysia

"PISCES 1" F-111G A8-291 Pulau Aur, Malaysia, 18 April 1999

LAT 02 26.56 N   LONG 104 31.52 E (GPS WGS84)

SQNLDR Anthony 'Shorty' Short and SQNLDR Stephen 'Nige' Hobbs crashed F-111G A8-291 on the night of 18 April 1999 during a Five Power Defence Agreement (FPDA) Integrated Air Defence Exercise. The aircraft impacted Pulau Aur, a small island in the South China Sea. The aircraft impacted tall trees on a ridgeline, then tumbled in the air for a further mile down track before coming to rest in the jungle.   Due to the inaccessibility of the region, the RAAF left most of the wreckage of A8-291 on site. Their names have been added to 113 others on the honour roll of the Aardvark Memorial in Clovis NM USA.


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