6th February 1958

On 6th February 1958 the airliner carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport.

United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling.

Twenty-three of the forty-four passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives.

Feb 2019: What’s Happening?

There will be 2 Supporters Anniversary Remembrance Ceremonies at Old Trafford: 29th January starting at 6:30 before the match against Burnley and 6th Feb starting at 2:40. More details here

If you’re going to Munich click here for details of what is happening on 6th Feb.

The Manchester Munich Memorial Foundation (MMMF)

The Manchester Munich Memorial Foundation (MMMF) is a charitable organisation dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Munich 1958 Air Disaster and ensuring that this legacy is handed on to future generations. The MMMF are also a good point of contact / source of information if you are visiting Munich in February or want to know more about the memorials there. For more information please click here.

Each February we meet up at Old Trafford to remember those who died Learn more