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133500505 Oklahoma State To Hold Memorial For 4 Who Died In Crash

View of the memorial to Oklahoma State University women's basketball Head Coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena November 19, 2011 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Budke and Serna were killed in a single-engine plane crash November 17 in Arkansas. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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