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  • n. Plural form of downing.

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Examples

  • Scattered tree downings and other damage is possible as are power outages and quickly spreading fires.

    Forecast: Hazardous winds raging across region

  • Somalia ­ claims to have been one of the SF sent in to rescue the downed helicopters in the infamous helicopter downings.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • A U.N. peacekeeping operation in Somalia in the 1990s saw clashes between foreign troops and Somali warlords 'fighters, including the notorious downings of two of the U.S. military's

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A U.N. peacekeeping operation in Somalia in the 1990s saw clashes between foreign troops and Somali warlords 'fighters, including the notorious downings of two U.S. military Black Hawk helicopters in 1993.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Two downings of the ball brought thousands of students out onto the field.

    USATODAY.com - Scores

  • Today, we learned two people were recently detained, implicated in these recent downings.

    CNN Transcript Feb 22, 2007

  • Odierno mentioned that of the eight downings of U.S. helicopters since January, in at least two or three of the cases there were actually -- there were targeted -- excuse me, there were coordinated and organized ambushes.

    CNN Transcript Feb 22, 2007

  • There's another indication today that recent downings of choppers in Iraq are more than just a coincidence.

    CNN Transcript Feb 18, 2007

  • That's because the pilot taking dramatic evasive maneuvers, flying low and fast, zigzagging, to avoid sniper fire, the type of fire they may have been responsible for the recent downings of those American helicopters.

    CNN Transcript Feb 7, 2007

  • Because there's been talk, and we've heard the military talk before, that perhaps these downings of helicopters, some of them, caused by mechanical failure.

    CNN Transcript Feb 9, 2007

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