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 (died 15 March 1958)
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) (died 1994)
Johnny Berry (died 1994)
Jackie Blanchflower (died 1998)
Bobby Charlton
Bill Foulkes (died 2013)
Harry Gregg (died 2020)
Ken Morgans (died 2012)
Albert Scanlon (died 2009)
Dennis Viollet (died 1999)
Ray Wood (died 2002)

Survivors: Journalists

Frank Taylor (died 2002)
Ted Ellyard (died 1964)
Peter Howard – Photographer (died 1996)

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 (died 2017)
James Thain – Pilot (died 1975)
Rosemary Cheverton – Airline Stewardess
Margaret Bellis – Airline Stewardess (died 1998)
George William Rodgers, Airline Radio Officer (died 1997)

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