Bali Bombing

13 Oct 2002

A day after terrorists detonated bombs in two tourist bars on the Indonesian island of Bali on 12 October, killing 202 people (88 of them Australians) and injuring another 209, the Air Force was at the forefront of the relief effort mounted by the Australian Defence Force. Air Force members from across the country were activated and C-130 Hercules transports were specially configured for aeromedical evacuation (AME) tasks. Unfortunately this was repeated when on 01 October 05 a second wave of bombs detonated in Bali killing another 25 people, and injured more than 100 (17 Australians).

Related aircraft

  • Hercules