Award for Munich air crash hero





Former Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg has been honoured at a ceremony for Britain's unsung heroes.

The 76-year-old's actions in the Munich air crash in 1958 were marked with a Special Recognition award at the Daily Mirror's Pride Of Britain ceremony.

Gregg helped pull a pregnant woman and her daughter, and several team-mates, from the wreckage of the aircraft.

Others to receive awards included Richard Taylor, 59, father of murdered 10-year-old Damilola Taylor.

The Munich air disaster happened on 6 February 1958, when a plane carrying Manchester United footballers back from a European tie in Belgrade crashed in a blizzard after refuelling at Munich airport.

Twenty-three people died, including United players, backroom staff and journalists.

On the 50th anniversary of the crash earlier this year, Gregg returned to the scene and met Vera Luckic, whom he had rescued, and the son she was pregnant with at the time.



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