Sen. Jim Inhofe's son killed in plane crash near Owasso

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Updated: 11/11/2013 5:16 pm Published: 11/10/2013 10:01 pm

FOX23's news partner KRMG has confirmed Sen. Jim Inhofe's son was killed in a plane crash near Owasso on Sunday.

Dr. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa. The family was featured in a an article with General Aviation magazine in September. 

On Monday morning the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed the pilot was killed. The body is at the Tulsa County Medical Examiner's office to be identified.

On Sunday, FOX23 spoke with OHP Capt. George Brown, "There is a possibility of more fatalities, though we don't see anything that indicates that right now."

FOX23 talked to a pilot, Justin Allison, who heard the last radio communications before the plane crashed.

Allison told FOX23:

"The pilot said they had a mechanical problem and needed to land."

Then he said they asked for an emergency landing.

"Air traffic control at that point declared an emergency on behalf of the pilot," Allison explained.

OHP told FOX23 after the crash there was a fire, but only in the area around the plane. Allison said the scary part was what he saw before he landed.

"When the wings dipped, we were able to see the fire on the ground."

There's no structural damage to any houses around the area and luckily, no one else was hurt on the ground.

NTSB investigators arrived on Monday morning. Investigators said a preliminary report on the crash could be released within a week.

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Mayor Maynot - 11/11/2013 2:21 PM
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Condolences to family and friends.

Unwashed Mass - 11/11/2013 1:29 PM
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Oh, Inhofe. Now we know why OHP was being jerks to the Tulsa World reporter who witnessed the crash.

Unwashed Mass - 11/10/2013 10:07 PM
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That was nice of the OHP to let the NTSB investigate, dont you think?
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