1958 ♦ February 6 – In the Munich air disaster, a British European Airways Airspeed Ambassador operating as Flight 609 crashes while attempting a take off in a snowstorm from Munich-Riem Airport, killing 23 of 44 passenger and crew members on board including eight Manchester United footballers.

1958 ♦ February 6 – In the Munich air disaster, a British European Airways Airspeed Ambassador operating as Flight 609 crashes while attempting a take off in a snowstorm from Munich-Riem Airport, killing 23 of 44 passenger and crew members on board including eight Manchester United footballers.

February 6, 1958 – Seven Manchester United footballers are among the 21 people killed in the Munich air disaster in West Germany on the return flight from a European Cup game in Yugoslavia. 23 people survive, but four of them, including manager Matt Busby and players Johnny Berry and Duncan Edwards, are in a serious condition.

February 6, 1958 – Seven Manchester United footballers are among the 21 people killed in the Munich air disaster in West Germany on the return flight from a European Cup game in Yugoslavia. 23 people survive, but four of them, including manager Matt Busby and players Johnny Berry and Duncan Edwards, are in a serious condition.

Both sides wear special commemorative shirts in a clash at Old Trafford in 2008 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster

Both sides wear special commemorative shirts in a clash at Old Trafford in 2008 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster

No Matter what Manchester United never die! Manchester United, Munich Air Disaster #WeWillNeverForget #BugsyBabes

No Matter what Manchester United never die! Manchester United, Munich Air Disaster #WeWillNeverForget #BugsyBabes

Victims of The 1958 Munich Air Disaster  Twenty-three of the 43 passengers on board the Elizabethan charter aircraft G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' lost their lives in the Munich Air Disaster on Thursday 6th February 1958. They included the following Manchester United players and officials:

Victims of The 1958 Munich Air Disaster Twenty-three of the 43 passengers on board the Elizabethan charter aircraft G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley' lost their lives in the Munich Air Disaster on Thursday 6th February 1958. They included the following Manchester United players and officials:

Roger Byrne 1955 - 1958. Died in the 1958 Munich air disaster. #mufc #sketch

Roger Byrne 1955 - 1958. Died in the 1958 Munich air disaster. #mufc #sketch

How Real Madrid helped to rebuild Manchester United after the Munich air disaster.

How Real Madrid helped to rebuild Manchester United after Munich air

How Real Madrid helped to rebuild Manchester United after the Munich air disaster.

50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, Manchester's great rivals were given the chance to unite in tribute...

50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, Manchester's great rivals were given the chance to unite in tribute...

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