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Old 10-05-2014, 08:07 PM   #134
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From left to right: Ray Wood, Duncan Edwards, Tommy Taylor, Liam Whelan, Geoff Bent, Bill Foulkes, Jackie Blanchflower, Colin Webster, Dennis Viollett, Eddie Colman and Johnny Berry...
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..20 of the 44 people on board the aircraft died in the crash.. The injured, some of whom were knocked unconscious, were taken to the Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich where 3 more died, resulting in a total of 23 fatalities with 21 survivors...

Thain had flown the "Elizabethan" class Airspeed Ambassador (registration G-ALZU) to Belgrade but handed the controls to Rayment for the return.. At 14:19 GMT, the control tower at Munich was told the plane was ready to take off and gave clearance for take-off, expiring at 14:31.. Rayment abandoned the take-off after Thain noticed the port boost pressure gauge fluctuating as the plane reached full power and the engine sounded odd while accelerating.. A 2nd attempt was made 3 minutes later, but called off 40 seconds into the attempt because the engines were running on an over-rich mixture, causing them to over-accelerate, a common problem for the Elizabethan...

Rayment moved the throttle forward slowly and released the brakes; the plane began to accelerate, and radio officer Bill Rodgers radioed the control tower with the message "Zulu Uniform rolling"..Once the plane reached 117 knots (217 km/h), he announced "V1", at which it was no longer safe to abort take-off, and Rayment listened for the call of "V2" (119 knots (220 km/h)), the minimum required to get off the ground.. Thain expected the speed to rise, but it fluctuated around 117 knots before suddenly dropping to 112 knots (207 km/h), and then 105 knots (194 km/h).. Rayment shouted "Christ, we won't make it!", as Thain looked up to see what lay ahead..The plane skidded off the end of the runway, crashed into the fence surrounding the airport and across a road before its port wing was torn off as it caught a house, home to a family of 6.. The father and eldest daughter were away and the mother and the other 3 children escaped as the house caught fire.. Part of the plane's tail was torn off before the left side of the cockpit hit a tree.. The right side of the fuselage hit a wooden hut, inside which was a truck filled with tyres and fuel, which exploded..20 passengers died on board, and there were 3 subsequent deaths.

On reaching the ground, he saw flames growing under the starboard wing, which held 500 imperial gallons (2,300 L) of fuel. He shouted to his crew to get away and climbed back into the aircraft to retrieve 2 handheld fire extinguishers, stopping to tell Rayment he would be back when the fires had been dealt with..Captain Kenneth "Ken" Rayment. Co-pilot. Survived but suffered multiple injuries and died in hospital 3 weeks later as a result of brain damage..Duncan Edwards (survived the crash, but died in hospital 15 days later)..Bobby suffered cuts to his head and severe shock and was in hospital for a week..7 of his teammates had perished at the scene, including Taylor and Pegg, with whom he and Viollet had swapped seats prior to the fatal take-off attempt..Vera Lukić and baby daughter Vesna, passengers saved by Harry Gregg. At the time, she was pregnant with her son Zoran..

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