Sen. Jim Inhofe's Son Dies in Plane Crash Source says Dr. Perry Inhofe is the sole victim By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Nov 11, 2013 2:07 PM CST 21 comments Comments In this Aug. 22, 2011 file photo, US Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, gestures as he discusses terrorist threats to the US during a speech at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial & Museum, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Newser) – The son of Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe died yesterday in an Oklahoma plane crash, a source confirms to KOCO. Dr. Perry Inhofe, an orthopedic surgeon, was onboard the plane, and News on 6 reports that he owned the aircraft, but no further details are available. It crashed five miles north of the Tulsa International Airport around 4pm, after issuing an alert asking for assistance at 3:45pm. Authorities say one person died.