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Why Is 'Mayday' the International Distress Call?

Why Is 'Mayday' the International Distress Call?

The words aren't arbitrary, so why do pilots and sailors call out 'Mayday!' rather than something else?


Author's Note

Orville Wright once said: "The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall." After writing this, I would call that an understatement of epic proportions.

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