Sen. Inhofe OK after weather forces him to land plane


KETCHUM, Okla. (AP) — Severe weather has forced U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe to land his airplane at a small airport in Oklahoma.

Donelle Harder, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Republican, told The Associated Press that Inhofe was out flying Sunday evening when weather forced him to land in Ketchum, about 70 miles northeast of Tulsa.

Harder says the senator, an avid pilot, “walked away” and is now at home with his family.

Local media, citing authorities, report the plane ran off the runway at South Grand Lake Regional Airport. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating, and a spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached.

Much of central and eastern Oklahoma was under a severe thunderstorm watch Sunday.

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