Tragic Plane Crash Claims Lives of US National and Two Daughters off Coast of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – The Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) has confirmed the tragic identities of the individuals who lost their lives during the recent plane crash near Bequia, an island in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Among those who tragically perished in the crash are 51-year-old US national Christian Klepser and his two daughters, 10-year-old Madita Klepser and 12-year-old Annik Klepser. The pilot, Robert Sachs, who was from Bequia, was also among the victims.

The fatal incident took place when the single-engine aircraft, piloted by Sachs, encountered a disaster shortly after departing from J.F. Mitchell Airport in Paget Farm, Bequia. The aircraft was headed to St Lucia and plunged into the sea about one nautical mile west of Petit Nevis.

According to the RSVGPF, the plane, registered as N4023B and owned by Sachs, experienced operational issues that led to its sudden and catastrophic descent into the ocean.

Following the crash, local fishermen and divers from Paget Farm promptly responded by rushing to the crash site with their boats to offer assistance. The rescue efforts were later joined by the SVG Coast Guard, which arrived at Paget Farm to take the lead in the operations.

Despite the prompt response, all individuals aboard the aircraft had tragically succumbed to the crash. The police have announced that autopsies on the recovered bodies are scheduled to be conducted in the coming days.