Still feeling the pain of the Munich air disaster | Letters

Still feeling the pain of the Munich air disaster | Letters

08-Feb-2018 17:52:59 | The Guardian

Readers respond to coverage of the 60th anniversary of the plane crash that killed eight Manchester United players, three of the team’s staff, eight journalists and four others

I read with sadness the articles about the Munich air disaster 60 years ago by Jamie Jackson (‘They were the best team by far’, 6 February), Paul Wilson (Half a team died, but half a team survived, 6 February) and Richard Williams (‘Something of a poet’: Donny Davies, the Guardian reporter who died in the Munich air disaster, 6 February). I too still feel the pain of what happened all those years ago.

Over the years there have been many things blamed for the crash, from ice on the wings of the plane to slush on the runway. What has conveniently been forgotten is the pressure Manchester United were under to return from their game against Red Star Belgrade.

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