Old 19th Apr 2018, 07:35
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Australia
Age: 77
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Radio Procedures

Whilst the crew did a very good job just as they and all of us are trained to do I do think their R/T procedures were very lacking.
There were quite a few queries as to the status of the flight from ATC.
Why did the Capt. not simply give a mayday call as it was most appropriate. Maybe not initially but when she found what had happened there was still confusion with ATC as to the aircraft's status.
After listening to a lot of " Live ATC " on you tube it seems that in the USA the terms Pan or Mayday are hardly ever used and because of that there is a lot of verbal with ATC as to aircraft's status.
Is it not an International Standard to use Pan or Mayday?
Apparently not in the USA.

Anyway the crew , cabin crew and some pax did a very fine job so well done to them!
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