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John Stephenson

John Stephenson

Australian rules footballer born 1937
John Stephenson
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Intro Australian rules footballer born 1937
Was Athlete Football player Australian-rules footballer
From Australia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 May 1937
Death 14 October 2014, Chelsea, Victoria, Australia (aged 77 years)
Star sign Taurus
Sports Teams
Carlton Football Club
Benalla Football Club
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Biography

John Stephenson (14 May 1937 – 14 October 2014) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

The son of Jack Stephenson, who also played for Carlton, he was recruited from Benalla, but played only a single league game (in 1958).

In 1989 he was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 811, but survived, although nine people died after being blown out of the plane when the cargo door failed mid-flight. Stephenson was seated 11 rows behind where the fuselage was breached. In October 2014, Stephenson was killed when the Van's RV-6 light aircraft he was piloting crashed into a house in the Melbourne suburb of Chelsea.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 01 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/2014-10-24/johns-romantic-return-carries-even-greater-poignancy
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2793682/pilot-killed-light-aircraft-hit-house-survived-sucked-passenger-jet-hit-mid-air-25-years-ago.html
http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/homemade-aircraft-in-fiery-suburban-crash-tops-accident-figures/story-fnii5sms-1227091877323
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/J/John_Stephenson2.html
https://australianfootball.com/players/player/John+Stephenson/16059
http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-index.php?page=John+Stephenson
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