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  • noun Plural form of mayday.


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  • Just moments after Tyrrell was rescued, the first maydays started coming over the radio from men inside the building.

    ‘It Looked Like Hell Was Burning’

  • As for the accident in San Dimas, as best I can tell, there were two maydays radioed from the small plane to the airport.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2002

  • My guess would be, if the Bresso scenario is true, and we are talking about a small plane like Cessna or a Piper, which only carry three or four people anyway, there are is unconfirmed reports that several maydays were given by the pilot, which, again, would back up the theory that this was nothing more than a tragic, bizarre accident.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2002

  • The Sydney-Hobart fleet had listened in horror to the two desperate maydays, and now even the fastest boats were battling to survive the savage ocean.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2002

  • And there were reports back from those same firefighters saying we have gotten maydays from people above.

    CNN Transcript Mar 11, 2002

  • The Coast Guard in Alaska regularly responds to maydays and responds to eeper drills daily.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2002

  • However, the Navy crew did indicate that it signaled 20 different maydays -- but that is not reflected in this particular statement -- and that the United States did acknowledge violating China's sovereignty.

    CNN Transcript Apr 11, 2001

  • And something to keep in mind is we do not declare maydays.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2001

  • A very, very dramatic description of how many maydays they issued after they controlled the plane.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2001

  • But on 21 August, the US Coast Guard will be listening for maydays a little more intently.

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