In a heartbreaking turn of events, actor Christian Oliver, aged 51, along with his two young daughters, Madita (12) and Annik (10), lost their lives in a plane crash over the Caribbean Sea. The aircraft, piloted by Robert Sachs, a local resident and owner of the small plane, also succumbed to the tragic incident. The U.S. State Department revealed that Sachs was an American.
The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force issued a statement identifying Christian Oliver by his real name, Christian Klesper. The authorities reported that the plane, en route to St. Lucia, encountered difficulties shortly after takeoff and crashed into the ocean about a mile off the coast of Petit Nevis.
Representatives for Christian Oliver confirmed the devastating news, expressing their condolences in a statement to CBS News. The police force disclosed that local fishermen and divers swiftly approached the crash site, recovering the bodies. These were then transferred to the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard, who had arrived to assist.
A medical practitioner officially confirmed the deaths of all four individuals on board the ill-fated plane, with post-mortem examinations slated to determine the causes of their demise. The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force assured that an investigation into the crash is ongoing, while the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority is actively collecting information to contribute to the inquiry, as revealed to CBS News.
The U.S. State Department pledged to offer “all appropriate consular assistance” to the grieving families affected by this tragic incident. Christian Oliver, a German-born actor best known for his role in the 2008 film “Speed Racer,” had shared a New Year’s Day post, mentioning that he and his family were enjoying time in what he referred to as paradise.