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Thread #37933   Message #534816
Posted By: Gareth
24-Aug-01 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: Sporting hero songs?
Subject: RE: Sporting hero songs?
Flowers of Manchester -

I recall as a child awaking to the News of the Munich crash - even at that age it shocked me.

But please remember those of you that sing the original version Captain Thain was exonerated in the end - it was slush on the runway, not ice on the wings.

On the other hand his dismisal stood - not for the crash but for 1/. Accepting the word of the ground crew that the wings were clear of ice rather than checking himself, and 2/. Not aborting the last take off run early enough.

gareth - in insurance claims.