Actor Christian Oliver, star of Speed Racer, and his two little kids perished in an aircraft disaster in the Caribbean.

Actor Christian Oliver, his two young kids, and the pilot perished in an aircraft accident on the Caribbean island on Thursday, according to the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.

Oliver was 51 years old and went by Christian Klepser in real life. Madita Klepser and Annick Klepser, their daughters, were ten and twelve years old, respectively. In the collision, pilot Robert Sachs perished as well. On the aircraft, he was the lone occupant.

Sachs was the owner and operator of the tiny, single-engine aircraft. It crashed on Thursday afternoon, one nautical mile west of the tiny Grenadines island of Petit Nevis. At around 12:11 p.m., the aircraft took off from J.F. Mitchell Airport at Paget Farm, Bequia, an island in the Grenadines, with St. Lucia as its final destination.

The aircraft had problems shortly after takeoff and fell into the water, according to a statement released by the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.Paget Farms fishermen and divers were on the site in their boats to provide aid. After being notified, the SVG Coast Guard headed straight to Paget Farm, Bequia, to take the lead in the rescue operation.

Christian Oliver

Oliver, his kids, and Sachs’s remains were found by the Coast Guard, and a medical officer subsequently pronounced them deceased. After being brought to St. Vincent’s, he was escorted to the Kingstown mortuary, where the cause of death would be ascertained by a post-mortem examination.

Oliver’s resume from 1990 to 2020 included several credits. His most recent roles were as racing driver Snake Oiler in “Speed Racer” (2008) and in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (released last year). He also starred in films that included “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” “The Baby-Sitters Club,” “Sense 8,” and “Inspector George Gently.

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