CAMBODIA: From Bleak to Awful

On the eve of the third anniversary of the 1970 coup that exiled Cambodia's Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Phnom-Penh was rocked by new explosions and a new crisis. A Cambodian Air Force trainer stolen by a young officer swooped low over the Presidential Palace and dropped two 500-lb. bombs. The bombs missed the palace and slammed into a cluster of huts that housed presidential guards and their families. At least 38 people died, and about 50 were wounded.

The pilot, a flying-school reject named So Potra who also happened to be the lover of one of Sihanouk's 13 children, escaped by...

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