The plane, which was en route from Lahore to Karachi in Pakistan, crashed shortly before landing at the airport on Friday, carrying 90 passengers. The mysterious reasons behind this tragedy are not yet known. But one thing is for sure, the pilot made every effort to save the lives of the passengers.
In the recording heard before the plane crash, the pilot is screaming loudly, ‘We lost the engine … Maid … Maid.’ But his attempt failed. Pilot Sajjad Gul spoke to the air traffic controller. Whose audio tape has also come out. According to the tape, the pilot told the ATC that the plane’s engine was damaged. In response the ATC said the runway at the airport is empty, you try to take a landing.
Actually ‘Made’ is a code word. It is used by the pilot only when the hazard is very high. Through this code word, it tries to alert the air traffic controller about an immediate crisis.
In 2018, 194 passengers aboard an American Airlines flight were rescued because of the code word. Used the word ‘mayde’. The term was first used in 1923 by Frederick Stanley Mcford, a senior radio officer at the then London ATC (Air Traffic Control). Mcford was tasked with making a word. Which can be used in an emergency. Made means help me. The term received international approval in 1927 at the International Radio Telegraph Conference.
The word mead can be used by pilots and radio officers at a time when they see no other way to escape. Now that term has come to mean more than the captains of ships and marine radio controllers. That word has to be spoken 3 times.
In addition to Mede, pilots also use the word pan pen in emergencies. But it is used in less dangerous situations than med. The pilot asks for help in a dangerous situation. Used when life is not in danger but there is a problem in flight.