Harry Gregg, Manchester United and Northern Ireland great, dies aged 87

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  • Goalkeeper was a hero of the Munich air disaster
  • Gregg returned to burning fuselage to rescue others

The former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg, a hero of the Munich air disaster, has died at the age of 87. His death was announced by the Harry Gregg Foundation on Monday morning.

Gregg was a survivor of the air disaster on 6 February 1958, in which 23 people died, and twice returned to the burning fuselage to drag teammates and strangers to safety. He rescued United colleagues Bobby Charlton and Dennis Viollet from BEA Flight 609, as well as a 20-month old baby and her badly injured, pregnant mother.

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