On This Day

On this day, 55 years ago: The British European Airways (BEA) plane caught fire shortly after take off this afternoon with 38 passengers and six crew on board. Seven Manchester United footballers among 21 dead after an air crash in Munich. The footballing world is reeling from the loss of some of its most talented young players – known as the Busby Babes.


The Busby Babes – Gone But Never Forgotten

Geoff Bent: Full-back, aged 25
Roger Byrne: Full-back, aged 28
Eddie Colman: Wing-half, aged 21
Duncan Edwards: Wing-half, aged 21
Mark Jones: Centre-half, aged 24
David Pegg: Outside-left, aged 22
Tommy Taylor: Centre-forward,aged 26
Liam “Billy” Whelan: Inside-forward,aged 22
RIP The Busby Babes.. Gone But Never Forgotten!