Police make ID in plane crash that took NASCAR racer’s life
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) – Authorities have identified the second person killed in a Connecticut plane crash that claimed the life of NASCAR modified champion racer Ted Christopher.
Police said Sunday that 81-year-old Charles Dundas, a resident of New York and Florida, was killed in the Saturday crash in woods near North Branford. Federal officials say the plane had left Plainville’s Robertson Airport headed for Long Island.
Dundas and the 59-year-old Christopher were the only two aboard the Mooney M20-C plane when it crashed.
Christopher was to have competed Saturday night at Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway. NASCAR authorities had said Christopher was a passenger but North Branford police wouldn’t confirm that detail Sunday or say if Dundas was the pilot.
Police found no evidence of fire or an explosion accompanying the crash.
The cause is under investigating.