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50 Years Ago, Air Crash Takes 8 Man U. Players  
User currently offlineVTNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

Surprised no one started a thread on the air crash in Munich that took the lives of 8 Manchester United players 50 years ago today. Sir Bobby Charlton was one of the survivors.

Here is a link to some news items..

Link to news item

Link to a picture


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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4263 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4508 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.

RIP fellas.... who knows what could have been.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

Here's one of the original news reports, found on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyYp3aGTPeE


User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4448 times:

Was this crash on an Avro Ambassador?

User currently offlineVTNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

The flight was operated by British European Airways (BEA) as an "Elizabethan" class Airspeed Ambassador charter aircraft G-ALZU Lord Burghley.

BBC site with photos and accounts..

Munich remembered



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User currently offlineNWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4338 times:



Quoting Richierich (Reply 1):
who knows what could have been.

Amen.

R.I.P. Busby Babes...

 tombstone 



"Nothing ever happens here, " I said. "I just wait."
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

The aircraft involved was indeed an Airspeed Ambassador. This might be a picture of the very airplane
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Photo © Bruce Bell

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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?
User currently offlineGooner From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

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

User currently offlineStandby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4099 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

Agree - and one of the journalists was the ex-Manchester City goalkeeper.
Let's see what happens on Sunday, hopefuly there'll be some football on show as well (unlike last night)


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1786 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3997 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.

[Edited 2008-02-07 10:13:51]


Proud to fly from Manchester!
User currently offlineGooner From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3948 times:



Quoting Standby87 (Reply 8):
Let's see what happens on Sunday, hopefuly there'll be some football on show as well (unlike last night)

I was happy last night as Wales beat Norway 3-0


User currently offlineStandby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

And I wasn't so happy after Sunday (check my Homepage), but life goes on...

User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3807 times:



Quoting Standby87 (Reply 11):
And I wasn't so happy after Sunday (check my Homepage), but life goes on...

Strange, that. I was very happy indeed. I was also happy that the nonsense written in the papers about our (City) fans proved to be a load of garbage.


User currently offlineGooner From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3740 times:



Quoting Standby87 (Reply 11):
And I wasn't so happy after Sunday (check my Homepage), but life goes on...

I was really happy on Sunday and even happier on Monday(check my homepage)


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