Actor Christian Oliver, two daughters die in plane crash in the Caribbean

Oliver's daughters were Madita Klepser, 10, and Annik Klepser, 12

Christian Oliver death Christian Oliver was killed along with his two young daughters as their small plane plummeted into the Caribbean Sea moments after takeoff, local police said January 5, 2024 | AFP/Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Services

US actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a tiny private island in the eastern Caribbean, according to police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The crash occurred on Thursday just west of Petit Nevis island near Bequia as the plane headed for nearby St. Lucia, police said in a statement.

They identified the daughters as Madita Klepser, 10, and Annik Klepser, 12, adding that the pilot, Robert Sachs, also died.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash, according to police.

Authorities said fishermen and divers in the area went to the crash site to help as the St. Vincent and Grenadines Coast Guard headed to the area.

The selfless and brave acts of the fishermen and divers is very much appreciated, police said.

Oliver had dozens of crediting film and television roles, including in the 2008 film Speed Racer film and The Good German, a 2006 World War II film by Stephen Soderbergh that starred George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.

He appeared throughout season two of the 1990s series Saved by the Bell: The New Class, playing a Swiss transfer student named Brian Keller.


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