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Munich air disaster

The Munich air disaster happened on February 6, 1958, when British European Flight 609, a British European Airways Airspeed AS57 Ambassador charter aircraft (G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley'), carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United F.C, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport.

United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling.

Twenty-three of the forty-three passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives in the disaster.

Table of contents
1 Victims
2 Survivors
3 See Also
4 External links


Manchester United players

Other victims


Manchester United players

Other survivors

See Also

External links