Oklahoma Senator makes emergency landing of plane
KETCHUM, Okla. — Severe weather forced U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe to land an airplane at a small airport in Oklahoma, his spokeswoman said Sunday night.
Donelle Harder, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Republican, said Inhofe was out flying Sunday evening when the weather forced him to land in Ketchum, about 70 miles northeast of Tulsa. Much of the state was under a severe thunderstorm watch Sunday.
The 81-year-old senator, an avid pilot, “walked away and is now at home with his family celebrating” the July Fourth holiday, Harder said in a statement.
Inhofe has over 11,000 flight hours, according to a biography on his website. He has been a pilot for decades and is known for flying to campaign stops across the state.