Skip to comments.JIM INHOFE'S SON KILLED IN PLANE CRASH - [Republican senator]
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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Heartfelt prayers for him and his family. Truly the worst event a parent can face.
My prayers for Senator Inhofe and his family.
I take very little at face value anymore.
Prayers for the Inhofe family.
Mitsubishi MU-2. Tricky plane, high wingload.
In an emergency they are super tricky.
Clinton tried to kill Inhofe back in the 90’s with a plane “accident”
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 dont just fly off airplanes every day.
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.
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.
Happens more often than one might think.
Very sad. Prayers
>> propellers dont just fly off airplanes every day. <<
Unless you’re a non-RINO Republican.
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.
RIP. Prayers for all concerned.
Prayers for Sen. Inhofe’s family and extended family. May God grant them the peace only He can provide.
>> “Ive never know a single soul that perished in a plane crash.” <<
The wife of the Pastor of our church died in a plane crash hours after he had testified at a HUAC meeting.
Prayers for the Inhofe family.
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. _!
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.
Prayers for the family.
MU-2’s take some skill to fly.
One report that one prop was not spinning .... engine out?
“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.”
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.
Politicians know people with money who can buy and operate fast, small aircraft, which for years have been called "doctor killers."
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
The FAA has specific training requirements for that aircraft. They don’t do that because it is so easy to fly.
One of the pilots was the son of a friend of mine.
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.
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).
Prayers for the Inhofe family.
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.
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...
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Ive 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. Hovring there,
Ive chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
Ive 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.
“The FAA has specific training requirements for that aircraft. They dont 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.
My heartfelt prayers go out to him and his family... how awful.
Prayers for that great family.
How terrible it must feel to wake up one day and find that you’ve outlived your child.
Classic Vmc accident. Was the doctor a multi-rated CFI?
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).
Bank below Vmc in a heavy twin is death.
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.
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.
Inhofe, his aide safe after plane crash-lands - October 2006
I live in Tulsa and this is the first I’ve heard of this. Poor Senator Inhofe. He is a good, conservative man.
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.
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