Sir Bobby Charlton is the last survivor of the Munich disaster after the death of Harry Gregg … but what happened to the rest of the players and staff on board?
- Eight Manchester United players were among the 20 who lost their lives
- Sir Matt Busby received the final rides twice but survived and led the club to glory
- Duncan Edwards was rated as England’s best talent when he died in a disaster
After the death of Harry Gregg on Sunday at the age of 87, Sir Bobby Charlton is the only survivor of the Munich disaster that is still alive.
Gregg and Charlton were two of the lucky ones to come back from the wreck of that doomed flight on February 6, 1958, but many others died.
Sportsmail recalls what happened to the rest of the United staff and players involved in the crash except Gregg …
Eight Manchester United players were among the 20 victims of the Munich air disaster
MATT BUSBY: United boss received final rides twice during nine weeks in the hospital. Restored to lead United to the first European Cup 10 years later. Knight in 1968.
JIMMY MURPHY: Assistant manager. Took a temporary charge while Busby recovered after missing the trip to Belgrade for managing Wales.
WALTER CRICKMER: Club Secretary. Lost life in a crash. Managed club from 1931 to 1932 and 1937 to 1945.
Matt Busby received the final rides twice but recovered to lead the club to the European Cup in 1968
TOM CURRY: First team trainer. Lost life after 24 years in role.
BERT WHALLEY: First team coach. Lost life. Played 35 times for United.
BEAM WOOD: Played only one first-team game after crash and was sold to Huddersfield later that year.
ROGER BYRNE: Captain died in a disaster. Full back won three national titles and 33 English caps.
Captain Roger Byrne died in a crash after winning three league titles and 33 English caps
FOULKES invoice: In 19 years Old Trafford won four national titles, the FA Cup and the European Cup.
JOHN “JACKIE” BLANCHFLOWER: Never recovered from serious injuries suffered in a disaster and the last game came to 24.
EDDIE COLMAN: Died in crash at the age of 21. Played 108 times and won two league titles.
GEOFF IS: Byrne’s investigation into the left half. Died in crash at the age of 25.
DUNCAN EDWARDS: Lost life. Youngest League player on debut at 16 and one of the best players that England has produced.
Duncan Edwards was considered England’s best talent when he died in the Munich air disaster
MARK JONES: Center for first choice in the fifties. Died in crash at the age of 24.
JOHNNY BERRY: Won three league titles before an injury ended his crash at 31.
BOBBY CHARLTON: Survived after being dragged out of wreck by Harry Gregg. Won the World Cup in 1966. Knight in 1994.
KENNY MORGANS: The youngest player in the disaster and the last survivor who was rescued after being found unconscious five hours after the official search was canceled.
Sir Bobby Charlton won the European Cup and the World Cup after surviving a disaster
DAVID PEGG: Winner of two national titles, died in a crash at the age of 22.
ALBERT SCANLON: Made 115 league games for United and scored 34 times.
TOMMY TAYLOR: Signed for £ 29,999 by scoring 131 goals in 191 games. Died in an accident at the age of 26.
DENNIS VIOLLET: Survived and scored 178 times in 294 club matches.
BILLY WHELAN: 98 first performances played before he died in the crash at the age of 22.