U.S. Senator's son killed in plane crash

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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 11:52 pm

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

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren 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 multi-engine plane was about 5 miles north of Tulsa International Airport when it crashed shortly before 4 PM Sunday.  The plane took off from Salina, Kansas.

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