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Plane crash that killed OSU coach Budke was in rugged Ark. mountains
Stillwater NewsPress ^ | November 18, 2011 | AP

Posted on 11/18/2011 8:38:47 AM PST by SoonerStorm09

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed when the single-engine plane they were riding in during a recruiting trip crashed near a wildlife management area in central Arkansas.

The university said the pair died in the crash Thursday night near Perryville, about 45 miles west of Little Rock. The Winona Wildlife Management Area is in steep terrain in the eastern Ouachita Mountains. A cause of the crash was not announced.

In January 2001, 10 men affiliated with the university's men's basketball team died in a Colorado plane crash.

OSU said the plane's pilot and another passenger also died in Thursday's crash. Their names were not released and OSU said they were not associated with the university.

"There were no survivors," the university statement said.

(Excerpt) Read more at stwnewspress.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arkansas; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: basketball; crash; mountains; plane

1 posted on 11/18/2011 8:38:48 AM PST by SoonerStorm09
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To: SoonerStorm09

Prayers for all affected.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 8:41:19 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

Sad day for great school and great program.We share your grief.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 8:44:51 AM PST by Ardenroad gal
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To: SoonerStorm09

First, RIP to both the Head and Assistant Head Coaches of OSU women’s college b-ball team.

Second, PRAYERS for those affected by this tragic accident.

Third, if my memory is correct, last season, my UConn women’s b-ball team played against the OSU team.


4 posted on 11/18/2011 8:45:38 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NEMDF

Indeed.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 8:46:32 AM PST by DetroitRight
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To: SoonerStorm09

Terrible news.


6 posted on 11/18/2011 8:47:10 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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Let's bring this Freepathon
Wonder what it said
To the TAIL end!

7 posted on 11/18/2011 8:51:35 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Ardenroad gal
True...99% of those who follow college BB think that it began with Wooden, then Knight, the coach K...but in reality Hank Iba, defined the game post WW II.

During the point shaving scandals of the early 1950's when the game really suffered a black eye, Iba helped to restore interest and confidence.

Sadly, he's most remembered for the 1972 Olympic loss to the Russians..BTW..the IOC still has all the Silver Medals from that game..the USA tean refused to accept them..

BTW..welcome to FR, newbie..

8 posted on 11/18/2011 9:02:59 AM PST by ken5050
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To: SoonerStorm09

Another OSU plane crash?

How sad.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 9:13:49 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: NEMDF
Prayers for all affected.

Amen...

10 posted on 11/18/2011 10:04:10 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: Retired Greyhound

It was 10 years and 10 months ago that a plane carrying 10 members of OSU men’s BB team, including the play by play announcer, crashed on take off leaving Denver after a game with Colorado.

As an OSU alumn, for this to happen twice is simply unbelievable.


11 posted on 11/18/2011 10:10:09 AM PST by okkev68
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To: okkev68

Well, it didn’t happen twice.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 10:23:29 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

? I guess I don’t understand what you are trying to say.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 11:07:24 AM PST by okkev68
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To: okkev68

Different aircraft, totally different situations, totally different causes, totally different victims.

The correlation is to people who choose to often fly small aircraft with psuedo-pro pilots, not to a basketball program.


14 posted on 11/18/2011 11:18:02 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

Again, I don’t understand what you are trying to prove and why.

This is the second time in 10 years that OSU’s athletic program, specifically the basketball department, has suffered a tragic loss of key personnel, due to a plane crash. I am not asking for a national day of mourning. I am merely expressing the shock and sadness of the OSU community at having to go through another one of these tragedies that very few schools have had to experience.


15 posted on 11/18/2011 11:58:51 AM PST by okkev68
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To: okkev68; All
FYI..story was just updated at cnnsi.com

The pilot was 82 years old..his wife..age 70 was the other passenger..doesn't say if she was rated as a pilot..but given that age..it's a good guess that medical problems probably caused the crash..

I'm not a pilot..don't know what the FAA medical requirements are for pilots over a certain age..annual physicals?

16 posted on 11/18/2011 12:02:55 PM PST by ken5050
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To: okkev68

Not trying to prove anything. Your most recent post is on point.

I share in the sadness, and condolences for the victims and families.

The earlier post with the numerolgy about 10th month and 10 years was headed in a meaningless direction.

This hasn’t happened twice. Two different tragedies have happened to different people at different times in different places who happened to be flying on different kinds of airplanes going to different places for different reasons. And they worked or played for people associated with a college and/or basketball.

Don’t make it out to be more coincidental than it is merely tragic.


17 posted on 11/18/2011 12:04:57 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

Well thank you for correcting me and getting me back on track. Good to know the thread police are watching our backs, keeping people from heading in meaningless directions.

I will be sure and forward your astute assessment on to ESPN, the OK news channels, and the entire OSU family.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 2:31:28 PM PST by okkev68
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To: okkev68
Will be at the Iowa State/ Okla State FB game tonight. Will be praying for all of you folks from Okla State.
Woman's BB is a big thing at Iowa State; so we have a special sadness about this.
Our WBB coach Bill Fennelly is really devastated by this.
19 posted on 11/18/2011 2:55:08 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: okkev68

Oh. You’re one of those.

The media sensationalizes some hocus pocus aspect of the world and we’re all supposed to eat it up?

And anyone who has a different, rational perspective is a meanie “thread police?”

You don’t want to read responses, don’t read. You put your assesment out, others put theirs.

Deal.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 3:21:20 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: ken5050

I’m in my 70’s and a former pilot. I would not consider piloting a plane without a qualified pilot next to me at this age.


21 posted on 11/18/2011 3:21:38 PM PST by Oldhunk
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To: sam_paine

You obviously formed your own opinion of the purpose of my first post without looking at the context of who I was posting it to, and decided it was necessary for you to interject. Unfortunately, I let you take the focus off of the tragedy and put it on your own ego.

I deal with enough people like you, I don’t need to add another one to the list. I don’t run from fights, but I have a life and don’t need to waste energy trading barbs with someone like you. Congratulations, you win.


22 posted on 11/18/2011 5:20:17 PM PST by okkev68
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To: SoonerStorm09

Oh no. Just heard about this. Prayers for all the families involved.


23 posted on 11/18/2011 5:21:46 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: okkev68

Nasty.


24 posted on 11/21/2011 5:29:10 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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