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The Munich Air Disaster

The Munich Air Disaster

Stephen R. Morrin

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In February of 1958 a British European Airways flight crashed in Munich tragically killing all on board including 8 Manchester United footballers affectionately known as the Busby Babes.

On February 6, 1958 the Munich Air disaster claimed the lives twenty three passengers and crew including 8 Manchester United Football players who were affectionately known as the Busby Babes. These player had an average age of twenty-two and were the cream of the crop and were destined to reign over their rivals for the next decade.

The German inquiry blamed the accident on pilot error. However, this book 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, 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 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.








Here Stephen R. Morrin, an extremely knowledgeable investigator shines the light the real causes of the crash and tells the story of a tragedy and a pilot's heroism in adversity.

Additional Information

Author Stephen R. Morrin
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 30 Sep 2007
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717141104

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