Bodies had been flung from the fuselage, some still strapped to their seats. By InYourArea Community. The dead included eight players and three club staff, eight journalists, two passengers and two crew members. Outside in the swirling snow, a shaken Rosemary looked at the broken and burning aircraft in disbelief. They played cards quite a bit. Roger Byrne started out as an attacking player before moving into defence, making his name as a full-back. Positionally, he was like a modern day No 10. David Tennant is to star in a new BBC drama about Manchester United and a plane crash that killed eight of the team's players in 1958. He was a great tackler and a huge physical presence. “I was jolted out of my seat and out of my shoes. It was such a tragedy.”, Rosemary ran around in the snow and tried to help as many people as possible, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. He was the big name in the squad. “We just wanted to get home, what with the miserable weather and the other attempts at take-off.”. "There may have been a small fire and we had just refuelled so they wanted to put out anything that would cause a bigger explosion. They complemented each other so well, like Roy Keane and Paul Scholes did much later on. “I went into the galley and the stewardess was already climbing out of a window that was in a door. The interesting thing about Taylor is just how many goals he actually scored. 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