Actor Christian Oliver, his two young daughters and the pilot died Thursday in a plane crash near the Caribbean island, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force announced.
Oliver's real name is Christian Klebser and is 51 years old. His daughters Madita Klebser and Annique Klebser are 12 and 10 years old respectively. Pilot Robert Sachs also died in the crash. They were the only ones traveling by plane.
The plane was a small, single-engine plane owned and operated by Sachs. It crashed Thursday afternoon about a nautical mile west of Petit Nevis, a small island in the Grenadines. The flight took off at 12:11 pm from JF Mitchell Airport at Paget Farm, Bequia, Grenadines, bound for St. Lucia.
The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said in a statement, “The aircraft experienced difficulties and crashed into the sea minutes after take-off. “Fishermen and divers from the Paget farm went to the scene in their boats to assist. The SVG Coast Guard was notified and Paget in Bequia was on hand to lead the rescue efforts. A quick trip to the farm.
The bodies of Oliver, his children and Sax were recovered by the Coast Guard and later pronounced dead by the medical officer. They were taken to St Vincent's and taken to Kingstown Mortuary where post-mortem examinations will be carried out to determine the cause of death.
Oliver has dozens of credits to his name from the 1990s to the 2020s. He recently appeared in last year's “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and played racecar driver Snake Oiler in “Speed Racer” (2008). He also had roles in “Sense8,” “Inspector George Gently,” “The Baby-Sitters Club,” “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” and more.