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Man Utd remember Munich dead

February 7, 2008

Fifty years on from the Munich air crash which claimed the lives of eight of their players, Manchester United remembered the Busby Babes on Wednesday.

Five survivors of the disaster -- Bobby Charlton, Harry Gregg, Bill Foulkes, Kenny Morgans and Albert Scanlon -- were among those who attended a service at Old Trafford on the anniversary of the tragedy.

A minute's silence was held at 3.04 p.m. to mark the moment the aircraft carrying Matt Busby and his squad back from a European Cup tie in Belgrade crashed following a refuelling stop in Munich on February 6, 1958.

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  • Image: A candle for each of the 23 victims of the Munich Air Disaster sit on the stage during the memorial service to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster at Old Trafford in Manchester, on Wednesday

    Photographs: Getty Images | Text: Reuters

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