Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5082 times:
Thanks for sharing.
I think it is safe to say that those who were around at the time of this tragic accident and were affected by it will recall it vividly. I know that when people talk about the worst sports-related accidents of all time, Man U's Munich Air Disaster and the Marshall crash are always two that come up.
Only about 23 were built, and the last one retired as long ago as 1971, but what I read in Propliner magazine was that the aircraft was reliable and comfortable. It's a pity that the aircraft is now mainly remembered because of this crash.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
GT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1827 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 4571 times:
Quoting Gooner (Reply 7): Whilst people remember the 8 Man Utd players killed , people should not forget the club officials.flight crew and journalists who also perished on that sad day
Good point. Whilst at college back home in Barnsley i worked in a pub whose landlord was the nephew of Tommy Taylor and whilst it was tragic that so many gifted footballers were killed that day, it is no more of a disaster than if 8 everyday airline passengers had died. I think that Manchester United and the game have the right to mourn the loss but I find some of the media coverage a bit OTT.