SJ8096 : The Munich Clock, Old Trafford

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

The Munich Clock, Old Trafford
The Munich Clock, Old Trafford
On 6 February 1958, 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.

This simple two-faced clock was unveiled on 25 February 1960, attached to the south-east corner of United’s Old Trafford stadium and has remained in the same position since it was first installed. Contrary to popular opinion, the clock is NOT fixed to show 3.04 (the time of the crash) (Archive LinkExternal link ).

See SJ8096 : Old Trafford, The Munich Tunnel and Memorial Clock which shows the clock in context.

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Sunday, 28 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 February, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 808 962 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.7694N 2:17.3942W
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