Skip to comments.Sen. Jim Inhofe's son dies in plane crash near Owasso ( OK )
Posted on 11/11/2013 11:45:36 AM PST by george76
Plane crashed around 4 p.m. after reporting engine trouble
Dr. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa. According to his biographical information on the Central States Orthopedics website, Inhofe attended Duke University and studied biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. He graduated in 1984.
Perry Inhofe then attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school. He graduated in 1988 and did postgraduate training at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
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I heard about this plane crash last night..my prayers go out to the Inhofe family
There was much talk on the radio about a VIP in a plane crash. Jim came to mind but I thought he flew a single engine.
Horrible. America needs people with skills like his.
Just damn. I wonder sometimes why people like this must die, when human waste walks the Earth. I hope he had a good life.
God is with this fine man
and God be with the family as well
Terribly sad. So sorry to hear this. Prayers and condolences to the Inhofe family.
According to FlightAware, a flight tracking website, the plane took off from Salina, Kan., and was en route to Tulsa International Airport on a 43-minute flight.
The plane had been traveling at speeds in excess of 300 mph before decelerating at 3:43 p.m. According to FlightAware, the planes speed dropped to 98 mph at 4:44 p.m. In the final recorded data, the plane was flying south at 110 mph at 3:50 p.m. at an altitude of 1,100 feet.
Justin Allison, of Tulsa, was flying a plane minutes behind the one that crashed, and said he heard air traffic controllers report that a plane in front of him had experienced engine failure.
How very sad. Prayers to the Inhofe family.
Wondered the same many times.
RIP. Condolences and prayers to Sen. Inhofe and his family on their loss.
Didn’t the Senator have plane trouble a number of years ago? Or was that someone else?
From New York Times:
“National News Briefs; Senator Lands Airplane After Propeller Falls Off
Published: May 10, 1999
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Senator James M. Inhofe made an emergency landing on Saturday after the propeller of the small airplane he was flying fell off.
Mr. Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, was not injured, said his press secretary, Danny Finnerty.
Mr. Inhofe said he had been in the air about 10 minutes when the propeller dropped off.
Mr. Inhofe, who has been a pilot for 41 years, glided for about eight miles before landing at an airport here.
Mr. Finnerty said the F.B.I. had been asked to investigate because ‘’propellers don’t just fly off airplanes every day.’’”
I remember that. That was after the Clinton sham trial in the Senate by about three months.
A message, perhaps?
I pray this accident that claimed his son is not another message. Inhofe is one of our good guys.
Looking at the map, Owasso is less than 10 miles from the airport. Awful.
Interesting that this article is on an OKC Tv station website but the Tulsa World, the paper closest to the crash and published in Inhofe’s hometown does not specifically say Dr. Inhofe is dead, only that the plane is linked to him by its registration. The Tulsa World article specifically says officials have not yet identified the dead pilot.
I always thought he was sabotaged.....prayers for his son.
The loss of skill was not what came to my mind.