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

“Please pray for all of the families that lost loved ones and for Hannah in the hospital,” Oral Roberts President Mark Rutland said in a statement on the school's Facebook page. Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the plane took off from Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport south of Tulsa and was headed to Council Bluffs, Iowa, when the plane crashed.

Contact with the plane was lost shortly after air traffic control authorized a descent to a lower altitude, Knudson said.

The transportation safety board is investigating the accident, and a preliminary report will be issued within 10 business days.

The five people on the plane were headed to a Christian youth conference in Iowa, according to a statement issued Saturday by Texas-based Teen Mania Ministries.

Luce is daughter of Teen Mania founder, Ron Luce, a member of the Oral Roberts Board of Trustees.

Anderson and Luth recently were hired for the organization's marketing staff. Coble had been on 15 previous mission trips for the organization. Anderson was also a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps who served two tours in Iraq, according to a statement.

Contributing: The Tulsa World.