Two Oklahoma men are among four killed in fiery Kansas plane crash

All four who died in a Kansas plane crash, plus the lone survivor, have ties to Oral Roberts University. The group was headed to a Christian youth conference in Iowa when plane went down.
BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD zcampfield@opubco.com Modified: May 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm •  Published: May 12, 2012

. — Two Oklahomans were among four men killed Friday in a fiery plane crash in southeastern Kansas.

Three men who graduated from Oral Roberts University last week were among the dead, and all five people involved in the crash had connections to the Tulsa university, the Tulsa World reported.

Garrett V. Coble, 29, of Tulsa, was killed when the 1991 fixed-wing Cessna crashed in a field nine miles west of Chanute, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Austin G. Anderson, 27, of Ringwood, survived the crash but died about 5:30 a.m. Saturday at a hospital in Wichita, Kan.

The plane crashed just after 4:30 p.m. Friday. The aircraft was westbound when it landed in a field and skidded 200 feet, according to the patrol's crash log. The plane then hit a tree line, caught fire and spun around.

Also killed was the pilot, Luke F. Sheets, 23, of Ephraim, Wis., and Stephen J. Luth, 22, of Muscatine, Iowa.

Hannah Luce, 22, of Golden Valley, Texas, was taken to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, where she was listed in serious condition.

Sheets, Luth and Anderson graduated from Oral Roberts on May 5, and Luce was a previous graduate, the Tulsa World reported.

Coble, an assistant professor of marketing at Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow, previously taught at Oral Roberts, according to the newspaper.

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