The Munich Air Crash – Victims and Survivors

Twenty-three people on board the Elizabethan charter aircraft G-ALZU lost their lives in the Munich air crash on February 6, 1958. There were 21 survivors.By clicking on each of the links below you can find out more information about each person, including, where available, where they are buried.

Players who died

Geoff Bent
Roger Byrne
Eddie Colman
Duncan Edwards
Mark Jones
David Pegg
Tommy Taylor
Liam (Billy) Whelan

Journalists who died

Alf Clarke
Don Davies
George Follows
Tom Jackson
Archie Ledbrooke
Henry Rose
Eric Thompson
Frank Swift

Also died

Walter Crickmer – United Club Secretary
Bert Whalley – United Chief Coach
Tom Curry – United’s Trainer
Captain Kenneth Rayment – Co-Pilot
Bela Miklos – Travel Agent who arranged the trip
Willie Satinoff – United Supporter who was about to join The Board
Tommy Cable – Airline Steward

Survivors: MUFC

Matt Busby (Manager)
Johnny Berry
Jackie Blanchflower
Bobby Charlton
Bill Foulkes
Harry Gregg
Ken Morgans
Albert Scanlon
Dennis Viollet
Ray Wood

Survivors: Journalists

Frank Taylor
Peter Howard
Ted Ellyard

Also Survived

Vera Lukic, wife of a Yugoslav diplomat
Vesna Lukic, Vera Lukic’s 22 month old baby
Eleanor Miklos, wife of Bela Miklos
Nebosja Tomašević, Yugoslavian Diplomat
James Thain, Pilot
Rosemary Cheverton, Airline Stewardess
Margaret Bellis, Airline Stewardess
George William Rodgers, Airline Radio Officer

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