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 Alexander Socrates Onassis

Alexander Socrates Onassis

Birth
New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 23 Jan 1973 (aged 24)
Ionian Islands, Greece
Burial Skorpios, Regional unit of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece
Plot Sarchphagus beside the chapel
Memorial ID 9452 · View Source
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Alexander Onassis, Only Son Of the Magnate, Dies of Injuries
SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES JAN. 24, 1973 ATHENS, Jan. 23 — Alexander Onassis, the 24‐year‐old only son of Aristotle Onassis, the multimillionaire, died in hospital here of a brain hemorrhage tonight, 27 hours after his plane crashed at the Athens airport.His father and stepmother, Mrs. Jacqueline Onassis, flew in from New York with a leading Boston surgeon. Also present at the bedside were his mother, who recently married her sister's widower, Stavros Niarchos, regarded as Mr. Onassis's chief business and social rival, and his sister Christina, 22, who flew in from Brazil.The two‐engined amphibian Piaggio crushed during takeoff yesterday. Alexander was planning to try out a new American pilot, Donald McCusker, for the fleet or air taxis he operated in Greece. Mr. McCusker was seriously injured, but the third occupant of the four‐seater, Donald McGregor, the 58‐year‐old pilot whom Mr. McCusker was to succeed, was reported to be recovering.Alexander was born in New York April 30, 1948, the day his father launched an 18,000‐ton tanker, the biggest then built in the United States. Five years later the youth launched in Germany a 45,000‐ton tanker, the Tina Onassis, ‐tamed after his mother.Alexander, who retained his American citizenship, attended a private school in Paris. When his parents were divorced in 1960, he was said to have been deeply hurt. He spent his time traveling between them—his mother having married Britain's Marquess of Blandford, and his father Mrs. John F. Kennedy in 1968.Alexander attended his father's wedding but did not see his mother after she married his uncle, Stavros Niarchos, following her divorce from Lord Blandford.Alexander was president of Olympic Aviation, a subsidiary of his father's Olympic Airways, which owns a fleet of light aircraft and helicopters for rent to tourists and businessmen. Since he took his first flying lesson in 1968 he had put in 1,500 flying hours and had a professional pilot's license.He often piloted aircraft on medical emergency missions, mostly to rugged islands or mountainous villages to transport patients needing hospital care.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 20 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9452
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Socrates Onassis (30 Apr 1948–23 Jan 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9452, citing Island of Skorpios Cemetery, Skorpios, Regional unit of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .