|"Mayday, mayday, mayday! Hello, can you hear us? Can you hear us? Can you... over!"|
|Experts say a Juneyao Airline captain whose pilot's license was revoked after he ignored orders to delay a landing may have wanted to save fuel and ensure an on-time arrival, China Economic Weekly reported.
|Fuel efficiency and punctuality are becoming two important criteria in determining pilots' income, according to a civil aviation insider. Giving up landing priority would consume more fuel and possibly cause a late arrival.
|On Aug. 13, the Juneyao Airline captain refused to take the orders from the tower to make way for a Qatar Airways jet that broadcasted a distress signal "Mayday".
Radio: "Mayday, mayday, mayday! Hello, can you hear us? Can you hear us? Can you... over!"
(China.org.cn September 7, 2011)