1997

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Events

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December

  • December 2: A bomb explodes at the Patriarchate of Constantinople, seriously injuring Orthodox deacon, Nectarius Nikolou, and damaging several buildings.
  • December 17: A Russian-built Yakovlev 42, belonging to Ukraine's Aerosweet airlines, crashed on Pieria mountains after losing its orientation and contact with ground control. All 70 people on board died. The destination of the airplane was Thessaloniki, Macedonia Airport.
  • December 20: A Hellenic Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane crashes while taking part in a search for a missing Ukrainian airliner that crashed three days earlier. All five crew members of the C-130 died.
  • December 30: The second Eurostars basketball game is held in Tel Aviv. East (Karnisovas, Economou, Radja, Scott- coached by Dusan Ivkovic) beats West 129-107. Arturas Karnisovas is voted MVP

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