The AV-8 was dubbed a widow maker by some in the military.
From the minute a widow maker hits, survival time ranges from minutes to several hours.
A widow maker cannot kill instantly but induces cardiac arrest which may do so within 10 to 20 minutes of no circulation.
Their exploits did much to reassure pilots that the Lightning might be a handful, but it was by no means a "widow maker."
They are immune to the Zone because of a special device called the Widow Maker.
In this case, the one known as the left anterior descending artery lived up to its reputation as "the widow maker."
It is easy to put in below the Widow Maker if the paddler is looking to avoid the feature.
"Doctors refer to the left anterior descending artery as the widow maker," Musburger said.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Willett had been knocked down by one of the "widow makers."
The Widow Maker has become an extremely popular event on both the local riding circuit, and nationally with pro-riders.