The Norman Transcript

November 12, 2013

Sen. Jim Inhofe’s son remembered as dedicated pilot

The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — The son of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe who was killed in a plane crash was being remembered Tuesday as a compassionate surgeon who loved to fly.

The state medical examiner’s office confirmed that Perry Dyson Inhofe II, 52, died Sunday when the plane he was flying crashed in Owasso and then caught fire.

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of the crash. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board removed the engines and propellers from the crash site Tuesday and will examine both, said Aaron Sauer, NTSB’s lead investigator on the crash.

Investigators also are reviewing his flight experience and whether he was properly licensed to fly the plane, Sauer said.

— AP

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