What is known about actor’s death after plane crash in the Caribbean

Actor Christian Oliver, 51, died after a plane crash this Friday, on a small island in a Caribbean archipelago. Images showing the moment of the crash of the single-engine plane where he was with the pilot and his two daughters, aged 10 and 12, circulated on social media. Everybody died.

What is known about the accident with Christian Oliver?

In the images, it is possible to see the aircraft “diving” into the sea, in the region of a small island in a Caribbean archipelago.

The tragedy occurred in the waters of Bequia, territory of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, around noon (local time), where Oliver spent the end of year festivities with his daughters. This Thursday, in the afternoon, the actor and the girls boarded a small single-engine jet on their way to Saint Lucia.

Tragedy occurred in the waters of Bequia, territory of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — Photo: Editoria de Arte/O GLOBO
Tragedy occurred in the waters of Bequia, territory of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — Photo: Editoria de Arte/O GLOBO

The author of the recording despairs when she realizes that she filmed the accident. On board were the pilot, Robert Sachs, actor Christian Oliver, 51, and his daughters Madita, 10, and Annik, 12.

— The plane crashed. Call the Coast Guard,” she says.

Air crash kills American tourist and two daughters on Caribbean island

Air crash kills American tourist and two daughters on Caribbean island

Pilot Robert Sachs owned the aircraft. According to local authorities, the group had arrived in the region on December 26th.

Moments after taking off from JF Mitchell Airport in Bequia, Sachs made contact with the control tower by radio and said he “was experiencing problems and was returning,” according to local news outlet Searchlight. It was the pilot’s last communication with the controllers.

Who was Christian Oliver?

With more than 60 works in his career, the actor appeared in well-known films such as “Speed ​​Racer”, “The Faces of Fear” and “Hercules Reborn”. In streaming, he briefly participated in the series “Sense 8”.

Of German origin, the actor was always the right choice for supporting roles in plots involving the Second World War, such as “The Secret of Berlin”, “Operation Valkyrie” and “Indiana Jones and the Relic of Destiny”. He also appeared in the series “Hunters” with Al Pacino.

In “Operation Valkyrie”, the actor was able to work with Tom Cruise. In an interview with the website MyFanbase, he spoke about the experience: “Making a movie with Tom Cruise is like shooting a movie with the president of the United States. Helicopter, bodyguards… He’s the biggest movie star in the world. And Everyone on set knows that. But when you get in front of the camera with him, he’s right there with you. And he’s a perfectionist.”

The actor made his acting debut in the series “Saved by the bell: The new class” in 1994. As young Brian Keller, he had an important role in the second season of the series aired between 1993 and 2000. In 1995, he starred in the comedy family “The Babysitters Club”.

A few years ago, Oliver gave an interview to Austrian producer Michael Haberfelner in which he talked about the beginning of his career: “I started on stage in Germany when I was a teenager. My uncle was a stage director, and my sister and I always had fun checking out the productions behind-the-scenes locations. And I caught the acting bug early on.”

Oliver left two unreleased films: the romance “London Blue”, by Freddie Connor, and the thriller “Forever hold your peace”, by Nick Lyon.

The failure in the aircraft’s operation has not been specified at this time. An investigation is ongoing.

After the accident was seen, local fishermen went to the location where the aircraft was to try to help with the search. The four bodies were removed from the water and taken to the IML in the region.

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