Official: Sen. Inhofe's son killed in plane crash

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Associated Press

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 10:03 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Defense has confirmed the death of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe's son, 52-year-old Dr. Perry Inhofe, who was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma.

Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, says Monday night that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "was informed of Sen. Inhofe's son's death."

Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon for Central States Orthopedics in Tulsa. According to the clinic's website, he graduated from Duke University in 1984 before attending medical school at Washington University in St. Louis.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the multiengine plane was about 5 miles north of Tulsa International Airport when it crashed shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday. The plane took off from Salina, Kan.

The married father lived in Tulsa.

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