The Black Day In Football History- February 6th 1958

On that day in 1958, the black day in Manchester United's past, 23 persons - containing eight players and three members of the United's crew were affected from lethal injuries in the Munich crash.

Manchester United team coming back from a European cup played a draw match against red star Belgrade. The club Aircraft was interrupted in Germany to refill the fuel. The first two tried to depart from Munich airport but were stopped, after a while a third try, the aircraft crashed.

Duncan Edwards (21) , Roger Byrne (28), Mark Jones (24), Eddie Colman (21) , Liam Whelan (22) , Tommy Taylor (26) , David Pegg (22) , and Geoff Bent (25) all passed away, as well as Manchester United club secretary Walter Crickmer , coach Bert Whalley and trainer Tom Curry.

Twenty one of the persons on plane died immediately. Aircraft captain Kenneth Rayment passed away after some weeks from lethal injuries.

While, eight news persons also passed away in this plane crash - George Fellows , Alf Clarke , Archie Led Brook , Tom Jackson , Den Davies , Eric Thompson , Frank swift and Henry Rose.

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