Breaking News: Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coaches Killed in Plane Crash

By: 11.18.11

Oklahoma State Basketball

Horrible news just broke that Oklahoma State University women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant women’s basketball coach Miranda Serna died in a plane crash in Arkansas yesterday.

From CNN’s report:

Two others — including the pilot –also died in Thursday night’s crash in Perry County, Arkansas, the university said in a statement.
There were no survivors, the school said.
The plane, a Piper Cherokee PA-28, according to FAA records, crashed under “unknown circumstances” in a wooded area about four miles south of Perryville, Arkansas, about 4:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, agency spokesman Lynn Lunsford said Friday.
No additional information about the crash was immediately available.
Budke and Serna were on a recruiting trip, the university said.

What is even more horrifying is that this isn’t the first time this type of tragedy has stuck OSU – 11 years ago ten people, eight of them connected to the school’s men’s basketball program, died when their plane crashed in a Colorado snow storm in January of 2001.

You can read the school’s report here.

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