Also like the Air France disaster, the pilots of AirAsia had no time to issue a Mayday call.
Accident investigators are baffled by the absence of any “Mayday” distress call from the pilots of the Airbus A330.
Launched in May, Mayday PAC has raised nearly $8 million in donations from more than 50,000 contributors.
Watch what happens at the scene of a blaze when a radio call of “Mayday!”
Another serious challenge to the Zombie Theory is the absence of any Mayday call from the pilots.
Now one hundred years ago, Mayday was looked forward to with glee by all English children living in the country.
So that, by "Mayday, 1747," the name was in all men's memories; and has continued ever since.
One Mayday he was up at dawn, searching the fields for a tiny plant which had some special gift of healing.
Then there used to be the shooting at the butts, and the shows, and the Mayday revels, and all sorts of things.
All the children who had given up their Mayday money to Susan were playing on the green.
"distress call," 1923, apparently an Englished spelling of French m'aider, shortening of venez m'aider "come help me!" But possibly a random coinage with coincidental resemblance:
"May Day" Is Airplane SOS
ENGLISH aviators who use radio telephone transmitting sets on their planes, instead of telegraph sets, have been puzzling over the problem of choosing a distress call for transmission by voice. The letters SOS wouldn't do, and just plain "help!" was not liked, and so "May Day" was chosen. This was thought particularly fitting since it sounds very much like the French m'aidez, which means "help me." ["The Wireless Age," June 1923]