The story of the plane crash at Munich airport in 1958 which killed eight Manchester United players as well as journalists, supporters and aircrew. David Hall also tells of the immediate aftermath of the crash and its effect on the city of Manchester
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On 6 February 1958, British European Airways flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runway in Munich. On board were the Manchester United football team, returning from their 3-3 draw against Red Star Belgrade. Nicknamed the Busby Babes, after their manager Matt Busby, they were the leading team of the day. This poignant memoir recalls the immediate aftermath of the disaster, and a season long gone, when a patched-up team, carried along on a great wave of emotion, came to embody the heart and soul of a great city.