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air pocket

a localized region of low air density or a descending air current, causing an aircraft to suffer an abrupt decrease in height

air pocket

[′er ‚päk·ət]
(engineering)
An air-filled space that is normally occupied by a liquid. Also known as air trap.
(meteorology)
An expression used in the early days of aviation for a downdraft; such downdrafts were thought to be pockets in which there was insufficient air to support the plane.

air pocket

An air-filled volume within a section of piping (or an apparatus) which is normally filled with liquid.

air pocket

An area of reduced pressure in the air in which the aircraft looses height rapidly and creates an illusion of absence of air to support the aircraft. The resultant effect is rather unpleasant. An air pocket can also produce the reverse effect, but the experience is not as unpleasant.
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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.
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