Exploring the possibility of a low altitude gravity wave encounter as the cause of a general aviation accident near Norman Oklahoma on December 6, 1998
On December 6th, 1998, a fatal accident involving a twin engine Beech Baron occurred near the Max-Westheimer Airport at Norman Oklahoma (OUN). Although the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducted an extensive investigation into this accident, the probable cause for the accident has yet to be determined. Since the accident occurred outside of weather echoes that might be considered hazardous, it seems difficult to deduce a meteorological explanation for this accident. However, Doppler radar data suggested the presence of wave formations near the site of the accident. This report reflects examination of the data provided by the NTSB.