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a strong downward air current

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THE pilot of a TV news helicopter used the downdraught from the aircraft's rotor to push a stranded deer to safety after it lost its footing on a frozen lake and could not get up.
As the RAF helicopter hovered overhead to winch the girls to safety, Ashleigh thought they might then be swept off the cliff face by the downdraught.
In the Malur cluster, majority of the brick makers used Intermittent Downdraught Kiln (IDK) technology for firing bricks.
The situation was so dangerous that volunteers were kept out of the area, and a no-fly zone was established over the site because of fears that helicopters' downdraught could set off a fresh landslide.
The helicopter created a downdraught to push her towards me.
An unnamed firefighter was injured after he was struck by a branch broken off by downdraught from the rescue helicopter.
Besides, when the chill wind of Thatcherism blew its icy way across Britain, the old apprenticeship culture was swept away on the downdraught.
Intensely active cumulonimbus builds very rapidly, the turbulence within such a cloud sees clashing vertical upthrusts and downdraughts immediately alongside each other and even meeting head-on so driving the downdraught forcibly aloft, by tens of thousands of feet, well above the freezing level, hailstones will already be present and such activity sees collision and accumulation.
The downdraught nailed me flat on to the grass, and a couple of times I bit the dust.
The spectator, in his 60s, was on the pavement when the downdraught from the chopper's blades hurled him into the road.
Passive downdraught evaporative cooling (PDEC) is a traditional means of environmental control that has been used for centuries in parts of the Middle East, notably Iran and Turkey.