The final chapter in the tragic story of the Manchester United air disaster was written on Monday, February 10, when the bodies of the 21 victims were flown out to Manchester, England, on a BEA Viscount Airliner.
GV. PAN. Members of the Bavarian State Government, with wreath walking towards plane.
SV. Wreath is handed over and carried aboard.
GV.Pan. V.I.P. walking towards plane with wreath.
LV. Wreath is handed over and carried aboard.
LV. Federal Trainer of the German Football Assn. SEPP HERBURGER, walking with wreath towards plane. Wreath is handed over.
SCU. Members of the Munich Riem Airport with flowers. Pilot walks towards.
LV. Pilot handing over flowers.
SV. Flowers being carried aboard plane.
GV.Pan. Over Police Guard of Honour.
LV. Pilot closes plane door and descends.
GV. Plane starting.
LV.Pan. From V.I.P.s. saluting to plane leaving airport.
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Background: The final chapter in the tragic story of the Manchester United air disaster was written on Monday, February 10, when the bodies of the 21 victims were flown out to Manchester, England, on a BEA Viscount Airliner.
After the coffins - which had been specially flown from England - had been carried on board, huge banks of flowers were handed over to the crew to place inside the 'plane.
While a guard-of-honour from the Munich Police Corps stood stiffly at attention, the final departure of the victims was watched by representatives of the Bavarian State Government, the City of Munich, and the German Football Association.
Representing the GFA was the Federal Trainer, Sepp Herberger, who also presented a wreath on behalf of the Association.
(HERBERGER IS WITHOUT A BAT)
The final tribute came from the ground staff of the Munich Riem Airport who handed their own boquet to the airliner steward before it took off.