Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Busby Babes

On February 6th 1958, a airplane carrying the famous Manchester United “Busby Babes” side crashed on it’s third takeoff attempt from Munich after failing to reach adequate height due to a slush-covered airstrip. They were known as the Busby Babes because they were managed by Sir Matt Busby.

In addition to the 8 players who lost their lives, Johnny Berry and Jackie Blachflower were also so badly injured internally that they were unable to ever play again, while manger Matt Busby was forced to spend two months in intensive care as doctors feared he could still die any day.STORY IN THE TIMES

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