SJ8096 : A Chilling Time

taken 3 years ago, near to Stretford, Trafford, Great Britain

A Chilling Time
A Chilling Time
6 February 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster when BEA flight 609, carrying the Manchester United squad returning from their successful European Cup quarter final tie with Red Star Belgrade, crashed on take off at Munich-Riem Airport where it had stopped to refuel; there were 23 fatalities with 21 survivors. Those killed included 2 crew members, 8 members of the famous “Busby Babes” team who had been league champions in both of the two previous seasons, 3 club officials, 8 journalists and 2 other passengers.

To mark the anniversary of this tragedy, the club has displayed this clock face on the side of Old Trafford's East Stand, above the club's megastore. The hands are frozen at 3.04pm, the time of the crash.

The scale of the clock face can be seen by comparing it with the life-sized statue of Sir Matt Busby who was team manager at the time (and one of those badly injured).

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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 February, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 February, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  People, Events 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8087 9633 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.8018N 2:17.3764W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 80899 96349
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Manchester United  Memorial  Munich Air Crash  Clock  Statue  Sculpture  Sir Matt Busby  Munich Air Disaster  Football Stadium  Old Trafford 

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