Today in history: Busby Babes killed in Munich air disaster

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2015-06-26 13:09:38

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Today in history: Busby Babes killed in Munich air disaster

Manchester United's promising Busby Babes were killed on this day in 1958

On this day in 1958, eight of the Busby Babes were killed in the Munich air disaster, a tragic event that would take a total of 23 lives.

Busby BabesThe Busby Babes team before their final match, which they would win to secure a place in the European Cup semi-final

Manchester United's most promising players were returning from a European Cup match in Belgrade, but their aircraft had stopped in Munich in order to refuel.

On its third attempt at taking off, the plane ploughed through a fence at the end of the runway before hitting a nearby house.

PFC Auctions is helping to ensure the players' legacy lives on by offering a Busby Babes signed autograph book, which is currently open for bids.

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