Remembering the 8 Manchester United players killed in the Munich air disaster

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By Jamie Spencer At 3.04pm on 6th February 1958, the aeroplane carrying the Manchester United team home from a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade crashed off the end of a runway after a routine refuelling stop in Munich, Germany. The plane had twice tried but failed to take off in the snowy and icy conditions. The passengers disembarked and returned to the terminal building. At that point the United players even discussed heading home by land, but the plane was soon ready to be boarded once more. There was a feeling of unease as a fateful third takeoff attempt began and it was then tha…

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