Disasters · Germany

The Munich air disaster

February 6, 1958
Munich, West Germany
An airplane carrying teammates from Manchester United F.C. and other passengers, crashes

The crash, called the Munich air disaster, happened just during takeoff due to slush on the runway. The airplane was carrying 44 people, 20 of whom died on impact and a further 3 succumbed to their injuries at the hospital; 8 of the fatalities were from Manchester United.

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