The Munich Air Disaster

The German inquiry blamed the accident on pilot error. However, this book argues that this was not so.

The Munich Air Disaster

Author: Stephen R. Morrin

Publisher: Gill Books

ISBN: 9780717141104

Page: 220

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On 6 February 1958, British European Airways flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an ice- and slush-covered runway at Munich Airport. The crash claimed the lives of twenty-three passengers and crew including eight Manchester United footballers. Affectionately known as the Busby Babes, with an average age of twenty-two, they were the cream of the crop and destined to reign over their rivals for the next decade. The German inquiry blamed the accident on pilot error. However, this book argues that this was not so. Based on his technical knowledge of aircraft accident investigation, years of research and interviews with those involved, the author shows that the pilot, Captain James Thain, performed heroically and was shamefully treated by the aviation authorities for many years. Munich swept away a generation of gifted footballers including the legendary Duncan Edwards, Tommy Taylor, Roger Byrne, David Pegg, and Liam Whelan from Dublin. Stephen Morrin's book is a story of tragedy, a pilot's heroism in adversity, legal treachery and one of the defining moments in the Manchester United story. It was a sporting disaster that gave birth to a legend - a legend which fifty years later shows no sign of diminishing.

The Munich Air Disaster

Beretter om en flyulykke i München i 1958 og beskriver detaljeret den overlevende flykaptajns "kamp" for at få omstødt den tyske havarikommissions "dom" i sagen.

The Munich Air Disaster

Author: Stanley Williamson

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Beretter om en flyulykke i München i 1958 og beskriver detaljeret den overlevende flykaptajns "kamp" for at få omstødt den tyske havarikommissions "dom" i sagen.

Manchester s Finest

Manchester's Finest tells of this terrible air crash, but it is also the story of the immediate aftermath of the disaster and the effect on the city of Manchester.

Manchester s Finest

Author: David Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407033433

Page: 480

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On 6 February 1958, British European Airways flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runaway in Munich. On board were the Manchester United football team as well as a number of journalists and other passengers. News of the disaster sent shockwaves around the world. For people who lived in Manchester at the time and for football fans throughout Britain it was one of those moments when everybody remembers exactly where they were and how they heard the terrible news. Manchester United, nicknamed the Busby Babes after their manager, Matt Busby, who had created the world-beating side, were the leading team of the day. Seven of their players were killed instantly in the crash. Three weeks later Duncan Edwards, one of the most promising players ever to come out of England, lost his battle for life. Two other players, Jackie Blanchflower and Johnny Berry, were so severely injured that they were never able to play again. Manchester's Finest tells of this terrible air crash, but it is also the story of the immediate aftermath of the disaster and the effect on the city of Manchester. It paints a vivid picture of Manchester at that time, from February 1958 to the end of the season in May when a patched-up team, carried along on a great wave of emotion, reached the FA Cup Final. It is about the fans, the people of Manchester and about the place of a football team in the heart of a city.

The Munich Air Disaster The True Story behind the Fatal 1958 Crash

Uncover the true story behind the tragic Munich air disaster of 6 February 1958, the night that 8 of the Manchester United’s ‘Busby Babes’ died They were players about to become legends, the famous Manchester United ‘Busby Babes’, ...

The Munich Air Disaster     The True Story behind the Fatal 1958 Crash

Author: Stephen Morrin

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717167674

Page: 234

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Uncover the true story behind the tragic Munich air disaster of 6 February 1958, the night that 8 of the Manchester United’s ‘Busby Babes’ died They were players about to become legends, the famous Manchester United ‘Busby Babes’, the back-to-back title winning side of 1956 and 1957 on the hunt for a third successive league win and seeking glory in the European Champions Cup. With an average age of 22, the ‘Busby Babes’ were the cream of English football and seemed destined to dominate English and European football for years to come. Instead, on 6 February 1958, they were tragically cut down in their prime. On a fuel stopover on their way home from a Champions Cup fixture against Red Star Belgrade, British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off in a blizzard from an ice- and slush-covered runway at Munich Airport. The fatal crash claimed the lives of 23 passengers and crew, including 8 Manchester United footballers. 7 United players were killed instantly in the crash. Three weeks later, the legendary Duncan Edwards died in hospital while two other players, Jackie Blanchflower and Johnny Berry, were injured so badly that they never played again. What caused the plane to careen off the runway? Why did experienced pilot Captain James Thain insist on taking off in such treacherous conditions? Why were the Manchester United management under pressure to return to England as soon as possible? The German inquiry blamed the accident on pilot error. However, Stephen Morrin’s The Munich Air Disaster establishes beyond any question that this was not so. Based on his enormous technical knowledge of aircraft accident investigation, years of research and interviews with those involved, Morrin shows that the pilot, Captain James Thain, performed heroically and was shamefully treated by the aviation authorities for many years. The crash at Munich airport swept away a generation of gifted footballers including Tommy Taylor, Roger Byrne, David Pegg, and Liam Whelan from Dublin. Stephen Morrin’s authoritative book is a story of tragedy, a pilot’s heroism in adversity, legal treachery and one of the defining moments in the Manchester United story. It was a sporting disaster that gave birth to a legend — a legend which fifty years later shows no sign of diminishing. The Munich Air Disaster: Table of Contents Introduction In the Beginning Birth of the Babes Kid Dynamite Passport to Europe The Last Season End Game Prelude to Disaster Runway Blood in the Snow Dealing with Disaster Aftermath Scapegoat Captain Thain’s Ordeal Fifty Years On Epilogue

British European Airways Accidents and Incidents

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British European Airways Accidents and Incidents

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ISBN: 9781230810287

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: 1948 Gatow air disaster, 1949 Exhall mid-air collision, 1949 Manchester DC-3 accident, 1950 Heathrow BEA Viking accident, 1953 Nutts Corner Viking accident, 1957 Nutts Corner BEA Viscount crash, 1968 BKS Air Transport Heathrow crash, British European Airways Flight 142, British European Airways Flight 411, British European Airways Flight 548, British European Airways Flight 706, British European Airways Flight S200P, Cyprus Airways Flight 284, Munich air disaster. Excerpt: The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes," along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty of the 44 people on board the aircraft died in the crash. The injured, some of whom had been knocked unconscious, were taken to the Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich where three more died, resulting in a total of 23 fatalities with 21 survivors. The team was returning from a European Cup match in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), against Red Star Belgrade, but had to make a stop in Munich for refuelling, as a non-stop trip from Belgrade to Manchester was out of the "Elizabethan" class Airspeed Ambassador aircraft's range. After refuelling, the pilots, Captains James Thain and Kenneth Rayment, attempted to take off twice, but had to abandon both attempts due to boost surging in the port engine. Fearing that they would get too far behind schedule, Captain Thain rejected an overnight stay in Munich in favour of a third take-off attempt. By the time of the third attempt, it had begun to snow, causing a layer of slush to build up at the end of the runway. When the aircraft hit the slush, it lost...

Aviation Accidents and Incidents in Germany

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Aviation Accidents and Incidents in Germany

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ISBN: 9781156399798

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Ramstein airshow disaster, Munich air disaster, 2002 berlingen mid-air collision, 1961 F-84 Thunderstreak incident, Crossair Flight 850, 1948 Gatow air disaster, Lituanica, Lufthansa Flight 005, 1960 Munich Convair 340 crash, JAT Flight 367, 2010 Air Service Berlin Douglas C-47 crash, Interflug Flight DM-SEA, 1988 Remscheid A-10 crash, Paninternational Flight 112, Pan Am Flight 708, Helgoland Island Air Disaster, Johannisthal Air Disaster. Excerpt: The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes," along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty of the 44 people on board the aircraft died in the crash. The injured, some of whom had been knocked unconscious, were taken to the Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich where three more died, resulting in a total of 23 fatalities with 21 survivors. The team was returning from a European Cup match in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, against Red Star Belgrade, but had to make a stop in Munich for refuelling, as a non-stop trip from Belgrade to Manchester was out of the "Elizabethan" class Airspeed Ambassador aircraft's range. After refuelling, the pilots, Captains James Thain and Kenneth Rayment, attempted to take off twice, but had to abandon both attempts due to boost surging in the port engine. Fearing that they would get too far behind schedule, Captain Thain rejected an overnight stay in Munich in favour of a third take-off attempt. By the time of the third attempt, it had begun to snow, causing a layer of slush to build up at the end of the runway. When the aircraft hit the slush, it lost velocity, making take-off impossible. It...

1958 in the United Kingdom

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1958 in the United Kingdom

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ISBN: 9781157675709

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 62. Chapters: 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1958 elections in the United Kingdom, 1958 establishments in the United Kingdom, 1958 in British television, 1958 in England, 1958 in Northern Ireland, 1958 in Scotland, 1958 in Wales, United Kingdom Acts of Parliament 1958, Munich air disaster, The Black and White Minstrel Show, 1957-58 Football League, 1958-59 Football League, Blue Peter, Quatermass and the Pit, The Invisible Man, The Adventures of William Tell, Local Government Act 1958, 1958-59 FA Cup, 1957-58 FA Cup, Gwlad y Gan, Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1958, Operation Grapple, 1957-58 in English football, 1958-59 in English football, Grandstand, 1958 US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement, Variation of Trusts Act 1958, Torchy the Battery Boy, 1958 FA Cup Final, All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1958, 1958-59 Southern Football League, Northern Ireland general election, 1958, 1958-59 Northern Rugby Football League season, 1957-58 Northern Rugby Football League season, Ivanhoe, Torrington by-election, 1958, British films of 1958, Adoption Act 1958, 1958 Notting Hill race riots, 1958 British Home Championship, Nabarro LLP, Homosexual Law Reform Society, 1958 British Grand Prix, Recreational Charities Act 1958, Oh Boy!, New Zealand cricket team in England in 1958, New Zealand at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Underground, Rochdale by-election, 1958, Miss World 1958, 12th British Academy Film Awards, Dagenham East rail crash, Disc, Islington North by-election, 1958, Divorce Act 1958, Canada at the 1958 British Empire Games, Life Peerages Act 1958, 1958 in British music, Long v Lloyd, Pakistan at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, India at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Fiji at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Public Records Act 1958, 1958 World Modern Pe...

The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses

One twilight in 1974, he told me his story'” Morrin, StephenR: The Munich Air
Disaster (Gill&Macmillan, 2007) Associated Press, February 17,2014: “
Planecrashes into mountains in Nepal,killing all 18 passengers” Scientific
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The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780338295

Page: 160

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An incredible 30,000 flights – at least – arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don’t, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters and near-disasters provides a sobering, alternative history of the just over 105 years that passengers have been travelling by air, from the very earliest fatality to recent calamities. But there are incredible stories of heroism against the odds, too, such as that of Captain Chesley Sullenberger who successfully landed his aircraft with both engines gone on the Hudson River in New York, saving the lives of everyone aboard, and of the American Airlines crew who prevented terrorist Richard Reid from exploding a bomb hidden in his shoe three months after 9/11. The book also details the often ingenious, always painstaking work done by air-accident investigators, while a glossary helps to clarify the occasional, inevitable bits of jargon.

The Official Illustrated History of Manchester United 1878 2010

Packed with stunning photographs and all the facts and figures you could ever want to know, this is a book no United fan can afford to be without.

The Official Illustrated History of Manchester United 1878 2010

Author: MUFC

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9781847379108

Page: 352

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When the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company formed the Newton Heath L and YR Cricket and Football Club in 1878, they could have had no idea what it was they were starting. Renamed Manchester United in 1902 after financial problems, the new club would soon go on to win the league title and the FA Cup. It was just the beginning of one of the most remarkable and gripping stories in sport. In Alex Murphy's masterful account, he explains how United rose to success, and how the club recovered in the bomb-damaged aftermath of the Second World War under the brilliant guidance of Matt Busby. The loss of the core of the side in the Munich Air Disaster of February 1958 stunned a nation, and football fans around the world. But Busby recovered to build a new side around the talents of Best, Law and Charlton, becoming the first English side to win the European Cup in 1968. More recently, United have dominated English football under manager Sir Alex Ferguson, winning an incredible 11 Premier League titles, including a unique Treble in 1999. The incredible story of the Reds' success, the great stars from Billy Meredith over 100 years ago to Ferdinand, Giggs and Rooney today, are all featured in this essential volume. Packed with stunning photographs and all the facts and figures you could ever want to know, this is a book no United fan can afford to be without.

The Lost Babes Manchester United and the Forgotten Victims of Munich

A moving story of how a legendary football team was lost to tragedy – and how this disaster irrevocably altered the lives of the survivors and the bereaved families, and ultimately brought shame on the biggest football club in the world.

The Lost Babes  Manchester United and the Forgotten Victims of Munich

Author: Jeff Connor

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000734354X

Page: 320

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A moving story of how a legendary football team was lost to tragedy – and how this disaster irrevocably altered the lives of the survivors and the bereaved families, and ultimately brought shame on the biggest football club in the world.

Historic Air Disasters

Chapter The Famous Die As Well Ten A IR disasters seem to be commonplace
enough to attract a very small amount of space in the newspapers . On the day
following a jet crash in America one of the more reliable daily newspapers
reported ...

Historic Air Disasters

Author: André Joseph Launay

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Page: 171

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This book is comprised of case histories of famous and lesser known air disasters, with particular interest in aviation safety.

Accidents and Incidents on Commercial Airliners Caused by Bad Weather

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Accidents and Incidents on Commercial Airliners Caused by Bad Weather

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Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781156381786

Page: 290

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Munich air disaster, Adam Air Flight 574, Singapore Airlines Flight 006, Air France Flight 358, Air Florida Flight 90, TAM Airlines Flight 3054, Korean Air Flight 801, One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269, American Airlines Flight 1420, Southwest Airlines Flight 1248, Southern Airways Flight 242, 1948 KLM Constellation air disaster, China Southern Airlines Flight 3456, Sudan Airways Flight 109, 1958 Bristol Britannia 312 crash, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482, Superga air disaster, TACA Flight 110, China Airlines Flight 642, L'Express Airlines Flight 508, Qantas Flight 1, Winter Hill air disaster, American Airlines Flight 383, 1936 KLM Croydon accident, TAROM Flight 3107, LOT Polish Airlines Flight 165, NLM Cityhopper Flight 431, TACA Flight 390, Wuhan Airlines Flight 343, Sabena OO-AUB Ostend crash, Turkish Airlines Flight 5904, Braniff Flight 250, China Airlines Flight 605, China Airlines Flight 676, Turkish Airlines Flight 278, TAP Portugal Flight 425, 1956 BOAC Argonaut accident, Flying Tiger Line Flight 282, Banat Air Flight 166, Capital Airlines Flight 75, Thai Airways Flight 231, Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708, 1950 Sverdlovsk air disaster, Lovettsville air disaster, New Zealand National Airways Corporation Flight 441, Garuda Indonesia Flight 152, Bukken Bruse disaster, Garuda Indonesia Flight 035, Ariana Afghan Airlines Flight 701, TANS Per Flight 204, Garuda Indonesia Flight 150, 1979 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash, Asiana Airlines Flight 733, Turkish Airlines Flight 158, Bellview Airlines Flight 210, Bristow Flight 56C, Garuda Indonesia Flight 708, Linjeflyg Flight 277, Mohawk Airlines Flight 121, 1967 Nicosia Britannia disaster, Philippine Airlines Flight 158, 1975 Agadir Morocco Air Disaster, Air India Flight 403, TACA Flight 510, Aerol neas Argentinas Flight 707, Lion Air Flight 538, 1980 Iran Air Boeing...

Air Pictorial

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The Illustrated London News

HOPES FOR PILOT OF MUNICH AIR DISASTER : CAPTAIN JAMES THAIN .
Captain Thain , the pilot of the aircraft which crashed at Munich in 1958 , killing
23 people , has received a report from the Ministry of Aviation concerning a new ...

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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

14 , on the important subSelect Committee on Science and Tech - ject of the
Munich air disaster ? nology the Minister of Technology said ( That this House
regrets the publicathat he was anxious to make a statement tion by the Board of
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Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

The Practitioner

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supply is disaster caused many severe burns , the treat strictly limited . Periods of
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A Football Compendium

A Football Compendium

Author: Peter J. Seddon

Publisher: British Library Board

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Page: 815

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The second edition of this indispensable guide to British (not American) football contains over 7,000 entries arranged in fourteen chapters. With greatly increased coverage of football films and music, every facet of association football from 1863 to the present is covered. Knowledgeable essays, reviews, and annotations guide the reader through the wealth of UK literature. This is a significant addition to the literature of association football, and required reading for collectors and fans of the game.

The Aeronautical Journal

Williamson , S. , The Munich Air Disaster , p . 195 ( April ) . PERRY , W. H.
Requirements for the Helicopter Instrument Rating ( Lecture Summary ) , p . IV (
Nov. ) . PEST CONTROL The present and future technology of agricultural and
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The Listener

The only item which succeeded on both levels was an account by Harry Gregg ,
the ex - Manchester United goalkeeper , of the Munich air disaster . It was a true
account , as he was there and survived , and there have been many true
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