Senator's son killed in plane crash - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Senator's son killed in plane crash

Posted: Updated:

(CNN) - The son of Sen. James Inhofe was killed in a plane crash on Sunday, according to CNN affiliate KOCO.

Dr. Perry Inhofe, an orthopedic surgeon, was killed when the plane he was aboard crashed near Owasso, Oklahoma, KOCO reported. The National Transportation Safety Board said the crash is currently under investigation.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel put out a statement on Monday expressing his condolences.

"I was deeply saddened to learn that Senator Jim Inhofe's son Perry was killed in a plane crash this weekend," Hagel said.

"My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and Kay and their family as they mourn this terrible loss."

Inhofe's office has so far not responded to a request for comment, but a source close to the Senator confirmed to KOCO that his son was killed in the crash.

The Oklahoma Republican announced over the summer that he would seek reelection next year.

Powered by WorldNow

2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.