NASCAR driver, pilot killed in Connecticut plane crash
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