Skip to comments.Senator Jim Inhofe's orthopedic surgeon son dies piloting private aircraft in fireball crash outside
Posted on 11/11/2013 4:57:24 PM PST by Nachum
Controversial Republican Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has confirmed that his son died in a plane crash on Sunday.
Dr. Perry Inhofe worked as an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa and was piloting the Mitsubishi MU-2B-25 twin turboprop aircraft that came down five miles from Tulsa International Airport.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman George Brown said authorities confirmed that one person died in the crash which occurred at 3.40 p.m.in a heavily wooded area.
According to flight tracking websites the aircraft took off from Salina, Kansas and was due to land at the airport after a 45 minute flight.
Pilots cleared to land after the fatal crash reported to Tulsa World that the aircraft Dr. Inhofe was flying experienced engine failure.
Witnesses Jake Bray and his uncle, Bryon Fry, were in the woods when the plane crashed about 400 yards away.
'I saw it go over once and don't think anything of it,' Bray said to Tulsa World. '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.
'We were talking about trying and maybe pulling the guy out if that was possible.
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Any pilots out there want to weigh in on this?
In both engines at the same time?
The propeller came off. The plane spiraled down. The plane burned up in a fireball.
The poor man just lost his son but they still must take their dig. Sick.
I have only been in a light aircraft once in my life and know very little about aviation.
Still I bet some pilots could have landed it and some not. I remember seeing an interview of Bob? Hoover on TV. He said that Chuck Yeager was probably the only pilot in the world who could have saved the Bell X-1 when it went out of control and into a spiral, also knocking him unconscious.
Didn’t senator Inhofe experience something like that?
Something that actually looked like a murder attempt?
I’m thinking the same thing. Fuel system failure could lead to total engine failure. Piston and turbine engines do have their own generators to to sustain them in the event of a main gen failure.
Didnt senator Inhofe experience something like that?
Do you know when?
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Controversial Rat house minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Continued, ad infinitum...
Sugar would do it
“”Controversial Republican Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe””
His son is dead and the first word of the article is that? Sick sonsabitches.
High workload plane that few fly alone. Doesn’t have regular ailerons and here is a special license u need for these babies. Plus you have to re licence like crazy —they’re fussy weird birds, these ones.
Looked like the Clinton machine.
1999 according to Freeper Triple’s post from earlier thread.
“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.
It was also a small plane crash.
Not for making the propeller fall off.
And it seems to be an MO.
In 1999 at a sensitive juncture of the Monica Mess Jim Inohofe lost his propellor and had to glide to a landing 8 miles away.
The FBI did become involved.
Sounds like a twin with one Engine out. (Witness) In this situation during approach airspeed is critical with a motor out. If you get too slow and try to maintain airspeed and or altitude you van get below a speed called Vmc air (Velocity min. control) where continued increase of power can cause the Pilot to lose rudder authority and lose control due to a loss or reduction of Rudder authority. This is a concern in any non centerline multi engine plane and a concern we used to address all the time in the Military. (This based on the witness saying an engine and prop were not running) Good article at this site:
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