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MANCHESTER UNITED

60 years since the Munich Air Disaster

On 6 February 1958, Manchester United stopped to refuel in Munich on their way back from a European Cup tie in Belgrade. On its third take-off attempt amid poor weather conditions, the travelling party's aeroplane skidded off the runway and crashed, killing 23.

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The Manchester United squad moments before boarding the plane at Munich-Riem Airport, posing for what for some would be their final photograph.

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The wreckage of British European Airways Flight 609.

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Mourners queue at Old Traffford to pay their respects to the eight players, three club staff, eight journalists, two crew members and two passengers who were killed in the accident.

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Pictured on 8 February, two days after the crash, Bobby Charlton recovers in hospital after surviving with head injuries.

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Real Madrid sent a tapestry to Manchester United paying tribute to those who died in the crash. Duncan Edwards' name is missing, as he did not succumb to his injuries until two weeks after the accident.

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A stained-glass window honouring Edwards at St. Francis' Church in his home town of Dudley.

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