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06/02/1958 Munich air disaster

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Air Disasters - Mayday Munich: Manchester United's Darkest Day

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Munich Remembered | The Munich Air Disaster 1958 | Manchester United

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The Munich Air Disaster: A film about Manchester United's darkest day

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Munich Air Disaster (1958)

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The survivors of the Munich air disaster in hospital

The Munich air disaster occurred when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport. On the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes", along with supporters and journalists. Twenty of the 44 on the aircraft died at the scene.
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    • Crash 

    • Investigation 

    • Aftermath 

    • Memorials 

    • Tributes