Oklahoma State To Hold Memorial For 4 Who Died In Crash
STILLWATER, OK (AP) Oklahoma State students, faculty and staff are gathering to remember four people – including two women’s basketball coaches – killed in an airplane crash in central Arkansas.
A memorial service will be held Monday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the Stillwater campus for head basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna, alumnus Olin Branstetter and his wife, Paula.
Branstetter was piloting the single-engine plane when it crashed Thursday afternoon near Perryville. The flight was en route to Little Rock, where Budke and Serna were going to watch prospective recruits play at a game.
Their deaths come 10 years after a plane crash that killed 10 people associated with the men’s basketball program.
OSU spokesman Gary Shutt says school officials will take another look at the travel policy.
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