New travel policy at OSU requires consultant's OK for aircraft, pilots
BY SILAS ALLEN NewsOK.com
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
12/04/12 at 6:11 AM
STILLWATER - Oklahoma State University's new travel policy requires that a consultant pass judgment on private aircraft and pilots used by the school.
One such consultant expressed reservations Monday about allowing an 82-year-old man to fly a plane on university business as was the case in a Nov. 17, 2011, crash that killed four people, including two OSU coaches.
Kirk Koenig, president of the Indianapolis-based firm Expert Aviation Consulting, said flights like the one that crashed have relatively little federal oversight.
The single-engine Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee aircraft crashed into the mountains of central Arkansas, killing pilot Olin Branstetter, 82; women's basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Searna and Branstetter's wife, Paula.
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