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.
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.