Lawsuits filed after death of Oklahoma US Senator’s son
The family of U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against several companies over the death of his 52-year-old son, Perry Inhofe after a fatal plane crash.
Honeywell International, Inc., Dubai Engineering Standard Aero (Alliance) Inc., and Intercontinental Jet Service Corporation are at the center of the suit.
The crash happened near Owasso on November 10, 2013.
Perry was flying a Mitsubishi MU-2B-25 when the engine stalled and the plane came spiraling to the ground according to an NTSB report.
He had alerted air traffic control of the problem and was told to land the plane immediately.
That type of plane had previously been scrutinized by the NTSB because of its accident history. Advances on safety improvements have been made since Inhofe’s crash.
To this day, it is still unclear as to why the engine shut off.
The family is seeking damages exceeding 75-thousand dollars.