Photo: Russell Mills
Photo: Russell Mills

Senator flips plane on runway to avoid deer

The crash occurred at the landing strip in Ketchum.

Early reports indicate Inhofe, 81, swerved to avoid hitting a deer with the airplane, which flipped.

>> Read more trending stories

No one was hurt in the incident.

Donelle Harder, a spokeswoman for the Republican senator, said in a statement he wasn't planning to land at Ketchum at all.

"Inhofe was out flying with another local pilot in two separate planes," she told KRMG by text message. "Due to strong weather that came up this evening, Inhofe was forced to land his plane at Ketchum."

She added: "Inhofe walked away and is now at home with family celebrating the Fourth."

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X