Leeds United Air Crash Memories

Steve Pygott

Life in 1998

In 1998, 34 year old Steve was married to Sue.

Steve and Sue had a 2 year old daughter George.

Steve had been invited on the trip as a corporate guest of Leeds United.

The corporate guests and match commentators had enjoyed an afternoon of 10-pin bowling before the evening kick-off at West Ham.

Steve is pictured here at the back on the right hand side wearing a yellow jumper

Steve’s sister-in-law Mandy contacted Captain Hackett’s daughter Carole in 2020

The last 25 years

Steve and his wife Sue

Steve and his 27 year old daughter George with Kiko the dog (Kiko is of course named after the Leeds United goalkeeper)


A frame containing a shirt signed by all the players who were onboard the flight, along with press cuttings and Steve’s boarding pass, hangs on his office wall. It has been a talking point for the last 25 years.

Message to the aircrew