Christian Oliver along with two daughters killed in plane crash
By TOI Desk Report January 6, 2024 Update on : January 6, 2024
German Actor Christian Oliver, his two young daughters, and the pilot of a small plane were killed in a plane crash in the Caribbean, authorities said.
Moments after taking off, the plane had crashed into the sea about a mile off the coast of Petit Nevis sometime after midday, according to police in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The plane was traveling to St. Lucia, about 65 miles away, the police force said.
Investigators said the aircraft experienced difficulties and plummeted into the ocean, reports BBC.
The actor’s real name is Christian Klepser, 51, while his daughters were Madita, 10, and Annik, 12, and the plane’s pilot was identified as American man Robert Sachs, said a statement issued by the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
Soon after the plane crash, local divers and fishermen from Paget Farm went to the scene to render assistance, according to a statement from the Royal SVG Police Force.
On information, the SVG Coast Guard recovered all four victims “from the aircraft/sea” and transported them to St Vincent for post-mortem examinations.
Authorities said all four people on the plane were confirmed dead by a medical practitioner.
However, the authorities have yet to determine the cause of the crash.
Born in Germany, Oliver is best known for the 2008 film “Speed Racer”.
According to his website, the actor also appeared in the films “The Good German” and “Valkyrie”.Read more: Christian Oliver along with two daughters killed in plane crash