air pocket


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Synonyms for air pocket

a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly

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We came up to the air pocket and shockingly there he was, calm as could be.
When Edd Sorenson, a diver who flew in from Florida for the rescue, arrived at an air pocket of Mill Pond Cave in Jackson County, Tennessee, he found Bratchley sitting down, covered head to toe in mud.
This paper provides an analysis of the efficacy of polyurethane coil meshes with air pockets under plastering compositions.
Harrison Okene survived in an air pocket in the capsized Chevron tugboat without any food and stayed alive sipping on Coca-Cola and is seen being comforted by the rescuers, Metro.co.uk reported.
The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene's rescue in May -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWGILmKCqE -- that was posted on the Internet more than six months later has gone viral this week.
Michigan City Fire Chief Ronnie Martin told WSBT-TV that firefighters located the boy in an air pocket that enabled him to survive for so long underground.
Peter's wife Suzanne, 63, and daughter Helen Hyett, 37, survived after becoming trapped in a tiny air pocket under the upturned catamaran.
It is hoped the remaining miner has been able to find an air pocket within the flooded pit.
Why is it that you have to pay way over the odds for what is essentially a chocolate skin for an egg-shaped air pocket? True, you do usually get some sort of extra treat inside the air pocket ...
Four days after the Mangalore air crash, one of India's worst air disasters in recent memory, Air India Express flight IX- 212 from Dubai to Pune with more than 112 people on board had a miraculous escape when the aircraft hit an air pocket and had a free fall of more than 5,000 feet.
Kochi, April 28 -- As the details of the incident in which a Boeing 777-200 aircraft of the Emirates Airlines on a Dubai-Kochi flight getting trapped in a strong air pocket on Sunday resulting in injuries to several passengers and crew members are yet to come out, aviation and weather experts are saying that the phenomenon of climate change could lead to creation of unexpected and dangerous air gutters.
Rescuers were pinning their hopes on the possibility that the five remaining crew members could have survived in an air pocket in the hull.
The tube allows air to escape the caulking tubes during the filling process, virtually eliminating the air pocket problem.
Although his owner, Steve Lancaster, has been airlifted to safety from the property in the north Cornwall village on Monday, the black and white cat managed to find an air pocket which enabled him to breathe until the RSPCA and fire brigade arrived the next day.
A WOMAN died last night after becoming trapped in an air pocket when a boat carrying 10 people overturned on a river in a popular holiday area in East Anglia.