WASHINGTON — Senator James Inhofe spoke out about the death of his son on the floor of the Senate.
It was last weekend when Perry Inhofe, son of Senator Jim Inhofe, died in a plane crash.
The 52-year old pilot, and surgeon, was headed to Tulsa when officials say he began experiencing mechanical problems near Owasso.
Witnesses in the area report seeing the plane twist and turn in the air, before spiraling down and crashing in a wooded area.
Following the tragic news, officials nationwide sent their condolences to the Inhofe family.
A gesture Inhofe addressed today.
“I had a horrible loss eight days ago losing a son and it was so touching to me and I want to thank Barry Black, who included a good bit of good things about my son and about me in his opening prayer. And the comments that were, the general comments that were very helpful that were made by the majority leader. So through your chair, I want to thank Harry Reid very much for the comments he made,” Inhofe said.
That was the first time Inhofe publicly spoke about the loss of his son.
Perry was laid to rest last Thursday, in Tulsa.
Meanwhile, the national transportation and safety board continues investigating what caused his plane to crash.