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JIM INHOFE'S SON KILLED IN PLANE CRASH - [Republican senator]
WND ^ | 11/11/2013 | WND

Posted on 11/11/2013 12:58:58 PM PST by unlearner

Dr. Perry Inhofe, the son of Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has died in a plane crash.

Oklahoma City television station KOCO says a source close to the senator has confirmed his son was on board a plane that crashed near Owasso, Okla., on Sunday.

The plane crashed in a wooded area about five miles north of Tulsa International Airport at 4 p.m., approximately 15 minutes after the pilot reported engine trouble.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 113th; crash; drperryinhofe; inhofe; perryinhofe; plane; planecrash; senator
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Senator recently underwent heart surgery. I think he is 79 and is also seeking reelection.

Prayers

1 posted on 11/11/2013 12:58:58 PM PST by unlearner
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To: unlearner

Got a friend up near Owasso. Just saw him up there a couple months ago.


2 posted on 11/11/2013 1:01:12 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: unlearner

Heartfelt prayers for him and his family. Truly the worst event a parent can face.


3 posted on 11/11/2013 1:01:42 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

bttt


4 posted on 11/11/2013 1:02:02 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: unlearner

Tragic.
Tragic loss.
My prayers for Senator Inhofe and his family.


5 posted on 11/11/2013 1:03:55 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: unlearner
The son was a pilot AND instructor....
...reading the description of the crash....it just sounds strange.

I take very little at face value anymore.

6 posted on 11/11/2013 1:05:22 PM PST by Guenevere (Find rest, oh my soul, in God alone......Psalms 62:5)
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To: unlearner

Prayers for the Inhofe family.


7 posted on 11/11/2013 1:07:20 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: unlearner

Mitsubishi MU-2. Tricky plane, high wingload.

In an emergency they are super tricky.


8 posted on 11/11/2013 1:07:31 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Guenevere

Clinton tried to kill Inhofe back in the 90’s with a plane “accident”


9 posted on 11/11/2013 1:08:16 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: unlearner
Also see this earlier thread.
10 posted on 11/11/2013 1:09:00 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: Guenevere

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.’’”


11 posted on 11/11/2013 1:12:17 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Guenevere
It sounds like the aircraft was a new acquisition. The Mitsubishi is notorious for its disagreeable handling characteristics.

As for being a flight instructor, that doesn't confer any special set of skills on the pilot. No more than does being an orthopedic surgeon protect one from blunt impact trauma.

Very sad story.

12 posted on 11/11/2013 1:12:41 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I’ve never know a single soul that perished in a plane crash. Heck I don’t know anybody who has ever known of a person that was in a plane crash. These politicians ALL know LOTS of people who died in “plane crashes”. No coincidences here, noooo not at all. How many have the Clinton’s known?......yeah a lot of them, hmmmmm.


13 posted on 11/11/2013 1:15:54 PM PST by In God I trust
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To: ConservativeMan55
"propellers don’t just fly off airplanes every day.’"

Happens more often than one might think.

Click here.

14 posted on 11/11/2013 1:16:52 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: unlearner

Very sad. Prayers


15 posted on 11/11/2013 1:17:23 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: ConservativeMan55

>> ‘’propellers don’t just fly off airplanes every day.’’ <<

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Unless you’re a non-RINO Republican.


16 posted on 11/11/2013 1:17:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: unlearner

From this:

Dr. Perry D. Inhofe earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering in 1984. Dr. Inhofe attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating in 1988. His residency was completed at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, General Surgery Rotating Internship in 1989, and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Residency in 1993.

Dr. Inhofe received the University of New Mexico Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery Fellowship in 1994. He is certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Oklahoma State Medical Association, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

His sub-specialties/special interests are Arthroscopic, Reconstructive & Trauma Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery.

Dr. Inhofe and his family reside in Tulsa.

17 posted on 11/11/2013 1:18:15 PM PST by Zakeet (If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialists - Friedrich Hayek)
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To: unlearner

RIP. Prayers for all concerned.


18 posted on 11/11/2013 1:19:33 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: unlearner

Prayers for Sen. Inhofe’s family and extended family. May God grant them the peace only He can provide.


19 posted on 11/11/2013 1:20:26 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: In God I trust

>> “I’ve never know a single soul that perished in a plane crash.” <<

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The wife of the Pastor of our church died in a plane crash hours after he had testified at a HUAC meeting.


20 posted on 11/11/2013 1:20:46 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: unlearner

Prayers for the Inhofe family.


21 posted on 11/11/2013 1:21:58 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: In God I trust
I get where you're coming from. Here's a family friend who happened to die on the same plane crash that killed John Tower.
22 posted on 11/11/2013 1:22:37 PM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.)
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To: Zakeet

Sweet Jesus, have Mercy. Holy Mother of God, Pray for us in our time of Death. In the Name of the Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen.

A good man has left us. _!


23 posted on 11/11/2013 1:26:29 PM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: unlearner

Senator Inhofe had quadruple bypass cardiac surgery the first week of October. Now he has a broken heart via the tragic death of his son. Horrible loss.


24 posted on 11/11/2013 1:26:58 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: unlearner

Prayers for the family.


25 posted on 11/11/2013 1:28:11 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: gaijin

MU-2’s take some skill to fly.


26 posted on 11/11/2013 1:29:11 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: real saxophonist

Just looked - that Embraer was only five months old from date of manufacture. Plus about six days.


27 posted on 11/11/2013 1:29:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: gaijin

One report that one prop was not spinning .... engine out?

From wikipedia:

“A design feature of the MU-2 is its high cruise speed while having a low landing speed. This is accomplished by using full-span, double-slotted flaps on the trailing edge of the wing. These flaps give the MU-2 a wing area comparable to a Beech King Air in landing configuration while having a wing area comparable to a light jet while in cruise mode. The full-span flaps meant that over-wing spoilers were employed instead of conventional ailerons. These spoilers are highly effective, even when the MU-2 wing is stalled. Some fatal accidents have occurred because normal engine-out procedures for light twin aircraft are not effective when flying the MU-2. The commonly taught procedure of reducing flap following an engine failure on take off leads to a critical reduction in lift in the MU-2 due to the highly effective double-slotted flaps. When pilots were taught to retain take-off flap and to reduce climb rate in the event of an engine failure, MU-2 accident rates reduced to almost nil.”


28 posted on 11/11/2013 1:31:14 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: In God I trust

Politicians fly more than we do which is why they have this trend. They also fly in self owned smaller craft. Look at poor John Kennedy Jr., as tragic as it was, he was flying himself. This guy seems to have flown himself too.


29 posted on 11/11/2013 1:31:57 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: In God I trust
I’ve never know a single soul that perished in a plane crash. Heck I don’t know anybody who has ever known of a person that was in a plane crash. These politicians ALL know LOTS of people who died in “plane crashes”. No coincidences here, noooo not at all. How many have the Clinton’s known?......yeah a lot of them, hmmmmm.

Politicians know people with money who can buy and operate fast, small aircraft, which for years have been called "doctor killers."

30 posted on 11/11/2013 1:32:07 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

MU2 are notorious for low speed instability...pretty much have a problem (lose an engine) and you are screwed. The wing design is to blame, but also it gives it a fast and pleasurable ride through rougher air. RIP


31 posted on 11/11/2013 1:43:41 PM PST by gwgn02
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To: gaijin

The FAA has specific training requirements for that aircraft. They don’t do that because it is so easy to fly.


32 posted on 11/11/2013 1:44:56 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: real saxophonist

One of the pilots was the son of a friend of mine.


33 posted on 11/11/2013 1:54:00 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: unlearner
Nothing on ABC about it. They've had time. Looked on front page and US news.

They might get around to it.

I had a second cousin flight instructor killed in a plane crash at Lambert Field. A student pilot was piloting, and a friend aboard. The pilot was killed, too. I didn't really know him but knew his mother well.

34 posted on 11/11/2013 1:54:44 PM PST by Aliska
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To: billorites

MU-2’s have an accident rate 2.5 times others in it’s class, for a variety of reasons, but almost all come down to PILOT TRAINING.

I lost a friend in one of these years back, and SD Gov George Mickelson died in one.

That said, they are about the most efficient aircraft in it’s class, and, I’m told, a joy to fly. (just don’t forget to watch the sink rate).


35 posted on 11/11/2013 1:56:45 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: unlearner

Prayers for the Inhofe family.


36 posted on 11/11/2013 1:56:50 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: unlearner

Heartfelt condolences to the Senator and his family. This Senator has been one of conservatism’s stauchest allies. No one deserves this kind of tragedy.


37 posted on 11/11/2013 2:02:35 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Moonman62

Being in aviation most of my life, I have known many who have died flying, but it’s what they do, just like driving a truck, for instance.

My first Flight Instructor was the first I knew, when I was much younger. It was an eye-opener, that served as an example for me later in life. but it didn’t stop me from flying.

Those who haven’t been there, just won’t understand at all...

“High Flight”

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


38 posted on 11/11/2013 2:03:40 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: USNBandit

“The FAA has specific training requirements for that aircraft. They don’t do that because it is so easy to fly.”

They were going to require a type-rating for these, but they caught tons of flack about it from the Medical Test/Check Operators and the NBAA.


39 posted on 11/11/2013 2:06:23 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: unlearner

My heartfelt prayers go out to him and his family... how awful.


40 posted on 11/11/2013 2:13:13 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: unlearner

Prayers for that great family.


41 posted on 11/11/2013 2:15:10 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: unlearner

How terrible it must feel to wake up one day and find that you’ve outlived your child.


42 posted on 11/11/2013 2:28:20 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: unlearner
"“I saw it go over once and don’t think anything of it,” Bray said. “Then it circled around and I saw one propeller out. Then it nosed down and went down hard. “It started spiraling out of control, and it hit the ground.”

Classic Vmc accident. Was the doctor a multi-rated CFI?

43 posted on 11/11/2013 2:29:43 PM PST by pabianice (LINE)
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To: gaijin
MU-2 is a very, very squirrely plane. It's really a two person crew platform.

Lot's of A/D's on propeller life and maintenance. It was made in a few versions, with what I think the Solitare is the most common.

The 421 Golden Eagle, flown by his dad and also by Morgan Freeman are also certified for single pilot operation, but are way too much cockpit to manage alone if flying is not your sole profession.(other things were on your mind at the wrong time).

44 posted on 11/11/2013 2:30:56 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: pabianice

Bank below Vmc in a heavy twin is death.


45 posted on 11/11/2013 2:32:32 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Moonman62
The P-Baron flying doctor or lawyer would inevitably arrive at the GA ramp at Charlotte Int'l dragging a cement filled tire still tied to the tail. I can't tell you how many GA aircraft I've seen stop half way down the runway because they showed no airspeed because the pitot cover was still on.

My favorite was the Citation II pilot who liked to save on fuel by only running on one engine to taxi. He was cleared for an immediate departure for spacing and instead of declining he spooled up(started the engine) desperately as he rolled on his takeoff with six persons and full fuel on board. He used all 9000 feet of the 10,000 foot ruway. He would not have been able to climb.

46 posted on 11/11/2013 2:41:06 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: In God I trust

Not to rain on your parade, but there is a reason for the plane crashes amongst the pols. In a lot of larger states they (the pols and their ilk) use small aircraft to fly around the state.

The more time in a plane, the more likely you will be involved in a mishap.

It’s the law of averages, not a conspiracy.


47 posted on 11/11/2013 2:41:53 PM PST by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: Guenevere
Inhofe also had "an incident" with his plane. The propeller fell off.

Inhofe, his aide safe after plane crash-lands - October 2006

48 posted on 11/11/2013 2:44:45 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: unlearner

I live in Tulsa and this is the first I’ve heard of this. Poor Senator Inhofe. He is a good, conservative man.


49 posted on 11/11/2013 2:47:31 PM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: tcrlaf
I'm not sure if a type should be required, but there is a broad spectrum in the quality of flight training. One could easily pay money and not receive proper training.

I've been through 7 different training programs in civilian flying and the only one I can recommend without reservation is Helistream at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

My employer sent me to a short course with Flight Safety for the King Air 200. I think something like that would be beneficial, especially since you need the special MU-2 endorsements anyway.

50 posted on 11/11/2013 2:51:12 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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