163 Cablegram to Jakarta and Lisbon

Canberra, 11 August 1975,9.38 a.m.

O.CH252701 UNCLASSIFIED IMMEDIATE/PRIORITY

Portuguese Timor

Air Traffic Operations in Bacau radioed the control tower in Darwin 0500 EST today (11 August) to the effect that there had been a coup in Portuguese Timor and that Bacau airport was being closed. No further details were communicated.

2. Is there any confirmation/details available in Lisbon?

[NAA: A10463, 801113/11/1, xi]