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Munich Air Disaster

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Date: 6 Feb 1958 to 6 Feb 1958
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germanymap
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Crew members:

  • Captain Kenneth "Ken" Rayment. Co-pilot. Survived but suffered multiple injuries and died in hospital five weeks later as a result of brain damage.


Manchester United players:

  • Geoff Bent
  • Roger Byrne
  • Eddie Colman
  • Duncan Edwards (survived the crash, but died in hospital 15 days later)
  • Mark Jones
  • David Pegg
  • Tommy Taylor
  • Billy Whelan

Manchester United staff:

  • Walter Crickmer, club secretary
  • Tom Curry, trainer
  • Bert Whalley, chief coach


  • Frank Swift, News of the World (also former England and Manchester City goalkeeper; died on his way to hospital)
  • Donny Davies, Manchester Guardian



  • George William "Bill" Rodgers, radio officer (died 1997)
  • Captain James Thain, pilot (died 1975)


Manchester United players

  • Johnny Berry (never played again, died 1994)
  • Jackie Blanchflower (never played again, died 1998)
  • Bobby Charlton
  • Bill Foulkes (died 2013)
  • Harry Gregg (died 2020)
  • Kenny Morgans (died 2012)
  • Albert Scanlon (died 2009)
  • Dennis Viollet (died 1999)
  • Ray Wood (died 2002)

Manchester United staff:

  • Matt Busby, manager (died 1994)

Journalists and photographers:

  • Frank Taylor, News Chronicle reporter (died 2002)

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