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Sen. Jim Inhofe's son dies in plane crash near Owasso ( OK )
KOCO ^ | Nov 11, 2013

Posted on 11/11/2013 11:45:36 AM PST by george76

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1 posted on 11/11/2013 11:45:36 AM PST by george76
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I heard about this plane crash last night..my prayers go out to the Inhofe family


2 posted on 11/11/2013 11:47:45 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: george76

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.


3 posted on 11/11/2013 11:48:36 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: george76

Horrible. America needs people with skills like his.


4 posted on 11/11/2013 11:49:28 AM PST by StormEye
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To: george76
Inhofe attended Duke University and studied biomedical engineering and electrical engineering.

Just damn. I wonder sometimes why people like this must die, when human waste walks the Earth. I hope he had a good life.

5 posted on 11/11/2013 11:50:11 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: george76

Condolences.


6 posted on 11/11/2013 11:50:23 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: george76

God is with this fine man
and God be with the family as well


7 posted on 11/11/2013 11:51:49 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: george76

Terribly sad. So sorry to hear this. Prayers and condolences to the Inhofe family.


8 posted on 11/11/2013 11:51:52 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2Jedismom; FreeKeys; Aeronaut; Paleo Conservative

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 plane’s 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.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/owasso/plane-in-owasso-crash-linked-to-sen-jim-inhofe-s/article_e5b69c8a-4ae9-11e3-ae85-001a4bcf6878.html


9 posted on 11/11/2013 11:52:19 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

How very sad. Prayers to the Inhofe family.


10 posted on 11/11/2013 11:52:56 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Wondered the same many times.


11 posted on 11/11/2013 11:56:16 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: george76

RIP. Condolences and prayers to Sen. Inhofe and his family on their loss.


12 posted on 11/11/2013 11:59:57 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: george76

Didn’t the Senator have plane trouble a number of years ago? Or was that someone else?


13 posted on 11/11/2013 12:01:15 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: george76

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.’’”


14 posted on 11/11/2013 12:02:19 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

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.


15 posted on 11/11/2013 12:06:10 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: george76

Looking at the map, Owasso is less than 10 miles from the airport. Awful.


16 posted on 11/11/2013 12:06:19 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: george76

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.


17 posted on 11/11/2013 12:14:40 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: george76
The MU-2 is a high-mounted wing, twin turboprop, with high cruising speeds and low approach speeds. Lots of fatalities with this aircraft (>330). Requires special initial and recurring training to be certified. Has engine out handling characteristics that are counter-intuitive to normal procedures.
18 posted on 11/11/2013 12:15:43 PM PST by twister881
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To: Triple

I always thought he was sabotaged.....prayers for his son.


19 posted on 11/11/2013 12:16:38 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: StormEye

The loss of skill was not what came to my mind.


20 posted on 11/11/2013 12:17:05 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: george76
Flightaware details?
21 posted on 11/11/2013 12:25:51 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: george76

Prayers for the Senator and his family. May the God of all comfort hold them close to His heart.


22 posted on 11/11/2013 12:28:14 PM PST by Faith
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To: george76

Tragic. May God be with your family, senator. :(


23 posted on 11/11/2013 12:33:23 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: who knows what evil?

Ntoriuosly, senators and planes never seem to end well. Stevens, Obenshain, etc.


24 posted on 11/11/2013 12:35:52 PM PST by Viennacon
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Heartbreaker...Sen. my deepest condolences.


25 posted on 11/11/2013 12:36:45 PM PST by magna carta
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To: george76

TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.

My prayers are for Senator Inhofe’s family.


26 posted on 11/11/2013 12:38:19 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: twister881

Twin turboprop, high wing loading, spoilers on top of wings instead of ailerons. As a result of the spoilers it handles differently at slow speeds and it cannot carry much ice because of spoiler cannot activate with ice on top of wing.

Mitsubishi Industries in Japan made it.

Has killed a lot of folks, both experienced and inexperienced pilots both.


27 posted on 11/11/2013 12:39:48 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: who knows what evil?

The sad history of politicians and plane crashes.

http://209.157.64.201/focus/news/2568290/posts


28 posted on 11/11/2013 12:45:01 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Viennacon
Ntoriuosly, senators and planes never seem to end well. Stevens, Obenshain, etc.

Heinz (helo), Wellstone also come to mind.

What strikes me is that driving for 45 years I can only recall engine failure three times, but the number of hours on the road way excedes what I would experience casually in the air. Plus, not nearly the attention to maintenance. Two of the times were due to rubber belt failures which in a plane would have been proactively replaced. The third time, was due to an electrical fuse problem but the manufacturer (Chevrolet) already had a bulletin out.

Piston planes are dangerous.

29 posted on 11/11/2013 12:47:07 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: george76

Only fatality was Inhofe....this thing stinks to high heaven.

Have we moved into the age of ‘hidden’ assassinations????


30 posted on 11/11/2013 12:47:31 PM PST by Nifster
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Yeah but even with engine failure at 1100 feet the glide ratio should get you down okay. I don’t like this not one bit


31 posted on 11/11/2013 12:49:18 PM PST by Nifster
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Yeah but even with engine failure at 1100 feet the glide ratio should get you down okay. I don’t like this not one bit


32 posted on 11/11/2013 12:49:19 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Viennacon
Ntoriuosly, senators and planes never seem to end well.

Small planes always grab a fair share of deaths in any group that uses them frequently -


33 posted on 11/11/2013 12:50:27 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: exit82

Inhofe was one who joined Ted Cruz in his “long speech”. About 6 weeks ago.


34 posted on 11/11/2013 12:53:25 PM PST by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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Hi,butter, always appreciate your hard work on the Obama origin threads. Best regards....


35 posted on 11/11/2013 12:59:59 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: butterdezillion

Inhofe has been in the forefront of calling out the bogus UN IPCC climate BS. May God grant him peace with the tragic loss of his son.


36 posted on 11/11/2013 1:02:43 PM PST by Captain7seas
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Prayers up to the Inhofe family. So sad!

Although I have to fly in smaller planes at times I avoid them like the plague whenever possible. My Dad was a pilot and owned a wide variety of them but I never wanted to fly in them. I'm sure they are probably safer than I think but I'm a white knuckle flier anyway so I like the big planes.

37 posted on 11/11/2013 1:06:37 PM PST by Reagan is King
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To: who knows what evil?

Was him.


38 posted on 11/11/2013 1:11:36 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Viennacon

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/03/obama-reportedly-told-staff-hes-really-good-at-killing-people/


39 posted on 11/11/2013 1:14:19 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Nifster

There’s that along with the 1100 feet which is higher than the typical air field pattern approach. And it was daylight which should give enough time to find something flat——especially in that FLAT country. Most of us practice dead-stick landings which ignore the engine(s) all together. If only one engine is out I’d prefer cutting the other also just to avoid crabbing, unbalanced torque, etc. There’s no real excuse for wadding up a plane under those conditions-—and that certainly raises suspicions.


40 posted on 11/11/2013 1:18:08 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: twister881

Could you please explain to me how the MU-2 has engine out handling characteristics that are counter-intuitive to normal procedures?


41 posted on 11/11/2013 1:19:04 PM PST by CFIIIMEIATP737
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To: biff

I flew the F-14A, with P&W TF30 “widow makers” and spoilers & differential tail for roll. Am all too familiar with tricky-to-fly aircraft. The MU-2 seems a particular make & model to avoid!


42 posted on 11/11/2013 1:19:50 PM PST by twister881
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I pray that Ted Cruz stays away from small planes. God protect him we cannot afford to lose him nor our nation.


43 posted on 11/11/2013 1:23:53 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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This is just sickening, prayers for the Inhofe family.

This plane has had a lot of issues...

Letter of Rep. Tancredo to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey (extracts)

'I Am Requesting That The Aircraft Be Grounded' In perusing the NTSB website, I noted that the MU-2 (known as the "Kill You 2" in pilot circles) has been involved in 187 accidents since 1962 (NTSB printout enclosed) ... 238 people have died in 74 different fatal accidents. In addition to the Centennial crash, there were six other MU-2B accidents in 2004 (4 fatalities) and on May 24, 2005, another crash claimed four more lives in Oregon (the pilot had 17,000 flight hours!)

http://www.aviationtoday.com/regions/usa/Call-For-Grounding_2892.html#.UoFHHFMpeaU

44 posted on 11/11/2013 1:27:03 PM PST by oxcart (Journalism [sic])
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To: cherokee1

my first thoughts exactly


45 posted on 11/11/2013 1:27:52 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Patriot Babe

I think Valerie Jarrett should be questioned under oath regarding why she said that they wouldn’t have to worry about Congress during Obama’s 2nd term.

Note that she said it before Obama was (supposedly) re-elected, and before it was known what balance there would be in the Senate or House. For all she knew at that point - at least if the elections weren’t rigged - the R’s could have taken both chambers of Congress. Yet she was saying that Congress wouldn’t get in the way of whatever they wanted to do. Why? She should be forced to answer that.


46 posted on 11/11/2013 1:31:32 PM PST by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: george76

Dr. Inhofe was a remarkable man of achievement and a brilliant surgeon. I knew him. This is devastating.


47 posted on 11/11/2013 1:32:28 PM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: CFIIIMEIATP737
We both are / were in the same business (me MEL and F-14s & other types).

The main difference is retaining takeoff flaps, not reducing, for engine failure on T/O. Unlikely an issue in this mishap. However, would be interesting to know if this was a single or double failure (fuel starvation or other problem?), and if he had all initial and recurrent type training required. Not a forgiving aircraft for any rating or skill level.

48 posted on 11/11/2013 1:34:15 PM PST by twister881
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“Congressman Tom Tancredo wages lengthy battle urging the FAA to ground the Mitsubishi MU-2”

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aviation-international-news/2006-12-26/congressman-tom-tancredo-wages-lengthy-battle-urging-faa-ground-mitsubishi-mu-2


49 posted on 11/11/2013 1:36:28 PM PST by oxcart (Journalism [sic])
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To: george76

In the video (other thread) two different people mentioned an explosion.


50 posted on 11/11/2013 1:39:14 PM PST by firebrand
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