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

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He also said that air pockets are normal occurrences but they usually do not cause much damage to planes or lead to serious injuries to those on board.
If trapped in the air pocket, passengers could still have a chance of surviving," Li said, adding that a 65-year-old woman and a 21-year-old survivor were pulled out alive from the air pocket.
Hart said Primaloft not only has an excellent warmth to weight ratio but also has great "durability of loft," which means the insulation can withstand repeated compressions during hunting activities and still spring back to its original form maintaining the tiny air pockets needed for maximum insulation.
Because of that, you probably don't even notice that those air pockets exist.
Craig Lambinon, from the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), said Ms Hartman had been among three people helped out of air pockets inside the boat.
Never let the water level drop below the water level of the tree because in a matter of hours air pockets will block the capillaries in the branches and the tree will stop drinking.
There are numerous little tunnels and old workings which all potentially have air pockets in.
The inflatable ball is dotted with air pockets, one is filled with sand so you never know which way the ball is going to go.
Materials are filled through the tip of the syringe allowing the syringes to be filled with pre-inserted plungers, which increases accuracy of fill by eliminating air pockets and material stringing.
This setup ensures efficient evacuation and avoids formation of air pockets.
Other dodgy parcels included glass ornaments with air pockets stuffed with cocaine.
Because the method relies on a superthin, flexible tube to catch faint chemical signatures in air pockets near a corpse, it could be used to detect bodies buried in hard-to-reach areas, such as under concrete slabs.
The carbon powder can become very thick when mixed, making it difficult to manipulate and creating air pockets within the mould.
The company reports that the product can also be used as a void filler to fill spaces such as bubbles, air pockets, missing teeth and undercuts for better fitting appliances and bleaching trays.
The multi-layered cup is designed with a corrugated middle layer of tiny air pockets that insulates beverages similar to that of a thermos.