NASCAR driver, pi­lot killed in Con­necti­cut plane crash

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. — Mod­i­fied cham­pi­onship racer Ted Christo­pher was one of two people killed when a small plane crashed in the woods in Con­necti­cut on Satur­day, NASCAR of­fi­cials said.

The Federal Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion con­firmed that two people were aboard a Mooney M20C plane that went down near the North Branford-Guil­ford bor­der shortly be­fore 2 p.m. Satur­day, but they didn’t re­lease the names of the vic­tims.

Brian France, NASCAR chair­man and CEO, said Christo­pher, 59, and the plane’s pi­lot both died.

The Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Board will in­ves­ti­gate the ac­ci­dent. De­tails of the plane’s itin­er­ary were not im­me­di­ately re­leased. ••• As­so­ci­ated Press

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