A Year After Deadly Crash, Oklahoma State University Seeks To Update Travel Policy

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A year after a plane carrying two Oklahoma State University coaches, a former state senator and his wife crashed in the mountains of central Arkansas, OSU officials say they plan to propose an updated travel policy later this month.

Saturday marks the anniversary of the accident that killed OSU women's basketball head coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna and former state Sen. Olin Branstetter and his wife, Paula.

OSU officials plan to bring the updated travel policy before the Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges at the board's Nov. 30 meeting at Langston University, OSU spokesman Gary Shutt said.

University officials are reviewing the proposed policy internally, Shutt said. He wouldn't discuss details of the policy Friday but said it addresses the types of planes employees may use for travel and requirements for pilots on university-related travel.

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