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Community remembers Dr. Perry Inhofe

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Updated: 11/11/2013 8:14 pm Published: 11/11/2013 4:46 pm

FOX23 is learning more about Dr. Perry Inhofe, the son of Senator Jim Inhofe, who was killed in a plane crash on Sunday.

A friend of Inhofe told FOX23 he was a family man. People tweeted their sympathy for the Inhofe family.

One person told FOX23 her grandparents knew him and said "he's a great guy and there for his family."

Perry Inhofe worked as an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa.

FOX23 confirmed Inhofe owned the plane that crashed near Owasso on Sunday night by matching the address from Federal Aviation Administration records to the building where he worked.

FOX23 reached out to his co-workers who did not want to talk. His online bio showed the 52-year-old went to Duke University as well as the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Perry Inhofe learned to fly from his dad. Just a few weeks ago Inhofe and his son were featured in a general aviation news article.

It reported Perry learned to fly sitting in the cockpit next to his dad more than 30 years ago. The article said he was teaching his 16-year-old son the tradition of aviation.

"The city of Tulsa shares our deepest condolences with the Inhofe family for their loss of Dr. Perry " Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. said

"It is with deep sorrow that we give our condolences to Tulsa's former mayor Jim Inhofe and his family. Dr. Perry Inhofe was a man of great integrity, skilled as a surgeon, and an example for all of us. His love for his family and of his profession will always be remembered. I am asking all Tulsans to remember Dr. Inhofe and keep his dear family in our prayers."

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TulsaMom - 11/11/2013 6:42 PM
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Dr. Perry Inhofe had no superiority complex regarding his flying. He was an excellent doctor, friend, father, spouse, and an accomplished pilot. He was extremely kind and skilled when he did surgery on my wrist years ago. I have seen him raise two of the most respectful and kind-hearted boys. And I personally have put my child in his capable hands for flights to and from New Mexico. Let's not judge on generalities. This plane had a malfunction. And it is because of that, that so many of us are mourning today. Our world is missing a good man today. Let's be there for his family and friends.

karlschneider - 11/11/2013 5:15 PM
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Sadly, it appears he was as poor a pilot as his father. Too many good doctors with superiority complexes get wealthy and buy expensive, complicated airplanes and think they are infallible...and lack the time, ability or dedication to learn to fly them safely. The phenomenon of so many physicians who kill themselves in airplanes is very well known to the aviation community and it seems to have not changed in the last 40 years.
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