November 12, 2013
By AOPA Communications staff
Nov. 12, 2013
Contact: Steve Hedges
Frederick, MD – Dr. Perry Inhofe, a 51-year-old orthopedic surgeon from Tulsa and the son of Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.,) was piloting a twin-engine Mitsubishi MU-2B-25 near Owasso, Oklahoma Nov. 10 when the plane went down in a heavily wooded area.
“All of us at AOPA were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Inhofe,” said Mark Baker, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). “Sen. Inhofe is an accomplished pilot and a staunch advocate for general aviation, and flying has been an important part of the Inhofe family’s personal and professional lives for decades. I wish to offer my support and prayers to the entire Inhofe family in their grief.”
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly for thousands of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. With a membership base of nearly 400,000, AOPA is the largest aviation association in the world. With representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., and seven regions across the United States, AOPA provides member services that range from advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, flight planning products, safety programs and award-winning media products. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.
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