(CNN) - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke of his "horrible loss" eight days ago when his son died in a plane crash earlier this month.
The Oklahoma Republican addressed the Senate floor Monday, thanking the Senate chaplain, Berry Black, and Majority Leader Harry Reid for their kind words following the incident.
Dr. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was killed November 10 when the plane he was aboard crashed near Owasso, Oklahoma.
Inhofe's office sent out an email after the crash with a statement from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety confirming the identity of the victim.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also expressed condolences following the accident.