The best thing to do is watch for distress signals and, if they do pop up, address them with a professional.
Accident investigators are baffled by the absence of any “Mayday” distress call from the pilots of the Airbus A330.
However…the failure to send a distress call still undermines the neatness of this picture.
late 13c., "circumstance that causes anxiety or hardship," from Old French destresse, from Vulgar Latin *districtia "restraint, affliction, narrowness, distress," from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere "draw apart, hinder," also, in Medieval Latin "compel, coerce," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + stringere "draw tight, press together" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "anguish, suffering; grief" is from c.1300.
distress dis·tress (dĭ-strěs')
Mental or physical suffering or anguish.
Severe strain resulting from exhaustion or trauma.