Plane Crash Kills ‘Speed Racer’ Actor Christian Oliver

On Thursday, St. Vincent and the Grenadines police reported that Mr. Oliver's two young girls and a pilot died in the incident.

The police said film and television actor Christian Oliver, his two children, and a pilot died Thursday when their small plane crashed on their way to St. Lucia.

Mr. Oliver, 51, who appeared in “The Good German,” “Speed Racer,” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” and his daughters were the only passengers in the single-engine plane

that crashed into the sea at midday from Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Royal St. Vincent and Grenadines Police Force said on Thursday.

Police said Robert Sachs, the pilot, died along with Mr. Oliver and his daughters, Madita, 10, and Annik, 12. Police said Friday that fishermen and divers retrieved the dead and gave them to the St. Vincent and Grenadines Coast Guard.

Police claimed the plane “experienced difficulties and plummeted into the ocean” after taking off from J.F. Mitchell Airport in Bequia. They said the crash's cause, which is under investigation, was unknown.

A Friday email from his Berlin representative, Caprice Crawford, stated that Mr. Oliver was born in Germany and has dual citizenship in the US. 

She said he worked as Christian Oliver Klepser and split his time between Los Angeles and his own country. In 2006's "The Good German," Mr. Oliver teamed with Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. 

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