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Occlusion or stenosis of hollow viscera, ducts, and vessels.
Anything that hinders or prevents movement, particularly anything that endangers or prevents passage of a vessel or aircraft; usually refers to an isolated danger to navigation, such as a submerged rock or pinnacle in the case of marine navigation, and a tower, tall building, mountain peak, and so forth, in the case of air navigation.
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An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain that is hazardous to an aircraft if the obstruction is on or near the runway or in the flight path. For purposes of certification, an object becomes an obstruction if its height is 35 ft (10.7 m) or 50 ft (15 m).
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