Plane Carrying Jim Inhofe Makes Emergency Landing

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 8:37 am
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A plane carrying Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe and 52 others was forced to make an emergency landing in Tulsa.

The American Eagle regional jet was on its way to Chicago when one of the tires was damaged during takeoff from Tulsa International Airport.

The pilot burned off some fuel and landed safely around 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

Inhofe is a long-time pilot and said the landing was very good.

In 1999, Inhofe made an emergency landing in Claremore after the plane he was piloting lost its propeller.

In 2006, an experimental plane Inhofe was flying spun out of control when it landed at Jones-Riverside Airport.