Three others were killed in the crash, and Anderson, who had recently returned from two tours in Iraq, died after being airlifted to a Wichita, Kansas, hospital.
The five had been on their way to an Iowa youth crusade.
Hannah Luce, 22, was critically injured and admitted to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She is the daughter of ORU trustee Ron Luce, the founder of Teen Mania Ministries, which was conducting this weekend’s “Acquire the Fire” rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
In a statement to the press, Teen Mania founder Luce asked for prayers for the families of those killed: pilot Luke Sheets, 23, of Ephraim, Wis.; and former Austin Anderson, 27, of Ringwood, Okla.; Garrett Coble, 29, of Tulsa, Okla.; and Stephen Luth, 22, of Muscatine, Iowa.
Coble was a professor at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Okla., and had served on 15 Global Expeditions missions trips for the youth outreach.