Did You Know
On 6 February 1958, a charter plane carrying 44 people crashed after refueling at Munich Airport.The accident claimed 23 lives, among them eight Manchester United players ( the busby babes) and three club officials.
Names of the lost ones...
(Captain Kenneth "Ken" Rayment. Co-pilot..Tom Cable, cabin steward
Manchester United players Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, (survived the crash, but died in hospital 15 days later) Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor ,Liam "Billy" Whelan
United staff Walter Crickmer, club secretary Tom Curry, trainer Bert Whalley, chief coach Manchester
Journalists Alf Clarke- Manchester Evening Chronicle, Donny Davies- Manchester Guardian, George Follows-Daily Herald, Tom Jackson-Manchester Evening News, Archie Ledbrooke- Daily Mirror ,Henry Rose-Daily Express, Frank Swift- News of the World (also former England and Manchester City goalkeeper; died on his way to hospital) Eric Thompson- Daily Mail
Other passengers Bela Miklos, travel agent,Willie Satinoff, supporter, racecourse owner and close friend of Matt Busby)
American newsreel footage reporting the crash
See the tribute and watch the documentary on the manchester united site