STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State University has scheduled
a public memorial service for the two women's basketball coaches
killed in a small plane crash in Arkansas.
The university said Friday night that the service is set for 1
p.m. Monday at Gallagher-Iba Arena, where the team plays its
basketball games in Stillwater. The service will honor the memory of head coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna and OSU alumni Olin and Paula Branstetter, who were also killed in the Thursday crash.
The university says classes held between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30
p.m. Monday are canceled so students and faculty can attend.
A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says it could take a year or longer to learn the cause of the crash. NTSB Investigator Jason Aguilera said Friday the agency will release a preliminary report in five days, but the full investigative report will take much longer to develop. Aguilera says it is sometimes possible to salvage a GPS unit and reconstruct the flight path.
The aircraft will be reassembled at an air services facility in
Clinton, Arkansas where investigators will try to figure out what
doomed the flight.