Munich air disaster
On the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes", along with supporters and journalists. 20 of the 44 on the aircraft died at the scene. Three more died at a Munich hospital, resulting in 23 fatalities with 21 survivors.
An investigation said that the crash was caused by the slush on the runway, which slowed the plane too much to take off.
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- Video: Britain Mourns. Soccer Champs Die In Plane Crash, 1958/02/10 (1958). Universal Newsreel. 1958. Retrieved 20 February 2012.