MAYDAY: By The Numbers

— June 4, 2019

On a mission to uncover the causes behind the world’s most devastating aviation disasters, Discovery’s original Canadian series MAYDAY returns for Season 19, airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT beginning June 5. The 2018 Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Factual Series combines in-depth expert analysis, captivating reenactments, advanced CGI, and insider accounts from the airplane investigators responsible for solving each case. 

In advance of the upcoming Season 19 premiere of MAYDAY, here is a look at some stand-out statistics from the hit Discovery series.

MAYDAY by the numbers:


Disasters covered throughout Seasons 1-17


Number of languages the series has aired in


Years since the series initially premiered


Canadian Screen Award nominations


Canadian Screen Awards including Best Factual Series and Picture Editing in an Information Series


Season 19 unfolds with 10 weekly episodes investigating a variety of global aviation accidents including Cathay Pacific Flight 780, which was forced to land at twice the normal speed of a normal landing, and Continental Airlines Flight 1404, which never made it off the runway.

Take a look at MAYDAY Season 19:


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