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I"Ht MICHIUAN DAILY

wednesday, June 8, 1977

Page Two l1-t~MIU-IIUAN DAILY Wednesday, June 8, 1977

Amin on wing o

By The Associated Press
Uganda's President Idi Amin
was reported flying somewhere
over Europe in a borrowed
military plane yesterday in a
bizarre attempt to attend the
Commonwealth summit in Lan-
don.
The Irish government de-
clared it would not let him land,
while sources in Brussels said
the Belgian government also
would reject him, and Britain
made clear he was officially
unwelcome. But France said
there was nothing to prevent
Amin from making a private
visit.
AIRPORT POLICE in Lille,
France, reported sighting a
wide-bodied aircraft accompa-
ied by several fighter planes
>f unknown nationality flying
)ver Calais in the direction of
Selgium. But authorities de-
:lined to speculate whether it
night be Amin.
Eurocontrol, the central air

authority in Western Europe,
said the Ugandan leader's
plane had never filed a flight
plan.
Amin's mystery flight follow-
ed months of debate over whe-
ther he would attend the Com-
monwealth summit. British and
other Commonwealth leaders
made clear the brash, burly
Ugandan was unwelcome be-
cause of the mass murders and
atrocities he, his army and po-
lice have allegedly inflicted on
their East African nation.
AMIN'S PLANE was first re-
ported over Europe by Rome
air traffic authorities yester-
day morning. Hours later, the
Irish government announced it
had been alerted that Amin was
approaching Dublin airport
and it quickly ordered that he
not be allowed to land except
in an emergency.
But Irish officials said they
made neither radio nor radar
contact with the plane, and it

U-i

was subsequently believed
headed back toward the Euro-
pean mainland.
British Prime Minister James
Callaghan recently sent Amin
a letter telling him his pres-
ence at the summit would be
"inappropriate," and the For-
eign Office said unspecified
contingency plans had been
drawn up in case he did come.
THE OPPOSITION hardened
over the weekend when the
Ugandan health minister, Hen-
ry Kyemba, defected toLondon
and in a newspaper interview
said estimates that Amin had
killed at least 100,000 persons
since he seized power in 1971
were probably correct.
Despite the clamor, Radio
Uganda abruptly announced
Monday that Amin was leaving
for the conference in a military
plane borrowed from a "friend-
ly country" - believed to be
Libya. The radio later said he
left at 3 a.m. Tuesday local
time, or 8 p.m. EDT JMonday,
and would land somewhere near
England and travel the rest of
the way by boat.
Another broadcast yesterday,
monitored in Kenya, said Amin
had reached his "first destina-
tion" and was expected to sail
to England on Wednesday or
Thtursday from either France,
West Germany or Ireland. The
radio said nrrangements had
been made for his boat to be
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ver Europe
"escorted" across the English nounced earlier at a "friendly"
Channel and then for Amin to Arab country, probably Libya.
travel overland to London. Amin's strange odyssey was
The radio gave no further de- played against the first day of
tails, and it was unclear whe- Silver Jubilee celebrations in
ther the "first destination" was England marking the 25th year
in Europe or a stopover an- of Queen Elizabeth 11's reign.
Gunman nabs 2 hostages
AURORA, 111. (AP) - A man with a shotgun seized five hos-
tages in a downtown Aurora tavern yesterday. Police surround-
ed the building.
They identified the gunman as Steve Allan Salisbury, 24, who
lives in a mobile home, park outside Aurora.
His only immediate- demand was that his mother, brother
and father be brought to the scene, police said. All three came
-to the tavern to try to persuade the gunman to surrender.
A REPORTER telephoned the tavern, spoke to a man who
identified himself as "Steve," and asked what was going on in-
side the building.
"Absolutely nothing," the man replied.
Asked whether he was holding hostages, the man said: "Yes.
Sure am. Good-bye."
Police said they believed the trouble started after the gun-
man invaded Bernie's Cheerio Tavern and announced a robbery.

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