Eyewitnesses said the single-engine plane appeared to do a “touch-and-go,” circled and crashed several hundred feet short of the runway. Both people aboard died.
Notre Dame outplayed Kentucky (4-2) inside during the first half and held the Wildcats to a season-low 40 percent shooting for the game.
Kentucky’s 67-59 victory over Kansas on Monday night gave the Wildcats their eighth national title.
The top-seeded Wildcats will face the winner of Ohio State-Kansas on Monday night, after Kentucky beat Louisville 69-61 on Saturday.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 24 points and Kentucky shook off a quiet night by freshman star Anthony Davis, pulling away from Indiana in a showdown of storied programs for a 102-90 victory Friday in the South Regional semifinals.
The coaches in the Final Four consist of two seasoned veterans and a pair of young guns who are taking college basketball by storm.