Actor And Two Daughters Killed In Plane Crash
Hollywood actor Christian Oliver reportedly died with his two young daughters after their small plane crashed into the ocean of a Caribbean island.
Actor Christian Oliver, his two young daughters and the pilot of a small plane are dead after the aircraft crashed into the Caribbean Sea, authorities said Friday. https://t.co/lDJH0FgRVc pic.twitter.com/yPPqTEVEzF
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According to The New York Post, Oliver, 51, whose real name is Christian Klepser, was in the plane with his daughters Madita, 12, and Annik, 10, when it went down. The Hollywood star and his daughters were traveling from the island of Bequia to nearby St. Lucia when their single-engine plane.
The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police said the plan experienced difficulties before it plummeted into the ocean. The fixed-wing single-engine aircraft was owned and operated by Robert Sachs. Sachs, who was piloting the plane when it went down, also died in the fatal crash.
Actor Christian Oliver, 51, and His Daughters, 10 and 12, Killed in Plane Crash pic.twitter.com/0vZueiTfJf
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According to local media, some fishermen who were at a nearby fisheries complex immediately sprang into action and were able to locate the plane which had gone about 70 feet underwater.
Divers, Shamdel Hanson and Maclean Snagg, reportedly recovered the bodies, while other community members helped to secure the bodies while they awaited the assistance of the SVG Coast Guard. Residents said they were concerned when they heard the sounds coming from the engine of the familiar plane.
Christian Oliver, an actor known for roles in the 2008 film "Speed Racer" and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class," was killed Thursday in a plane crash with his young daughters. He was 51.🌹 pic.twitter.com/lOC33pcg0W
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One eyewitness caught footage of the crash on their cell phone. The cell phone caught the moment the plane fell off the sky and nosedived into the ocean, before going underwater.
Oliver, best known for his roles in the “Speed Racer,” “The Good German,” “Valkyrie” and “Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny,” was born in Celle, Germany, and grew up in Frankfurt. He moved to the U.S. when he was 21 to pursue a modeling and acting career. Oliver starred in The Good German alongside George Clooney and Cate Blanchet.