The plane of German millionaire and friend Vitali Klitschko crashed off the coast of Costa Rica, – media
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According to preliminary information, there were five people on board, including children. The bodies of two dead have already been found at the crash site, their names have not been released.
A plane crashed off the coast of Costa Rica, carrying a 53-year-old German millionaire and founder of Germany's largest fitness club chain McFit Rainer Schaller. This is written by the local newspaper El Observador.
Schaller was flying with his girlfriend Christiane Shikorski and their two children Aar and Finya. In addition to them, there was another person on board – Marcus Kurrek.
According to the German publication Bild, a small private Piaggio 180 aircraft took off from Mexico on October 21, but it disappeared from the radar off the coast of Costa Rica in the Caribbean Sea and at 18:00 local time, communication with the pilot was interrupted.
The search for the missing began on Friday evening, but they had to be stopped due to nightfall and bad weather.
El Observador, citing experts, writes that before landing, the plane slowed down, but then began to dive until it hit the water. The fall occurred in seconds.
A pilot with 25 years of experience, Everardo Carmon, told reporters that this type of turboprop aircraft is considered “one of the most advanced engines in the world.”
The bodies of two dead people have been found
The bodies of two dead people, one adult and one child, have already been found at the crash site. Their names are not yet known, but they are both male.
Who is Rainer Schaller
In 1996, Rainer Schaller founded RSG Group, which includes the McFit brand and other fitness center chains. There are more than 250 studios of the German businessman in European countries.
As Focus wrote earlier, Schaller is a longtime friend of the Klitschko brothers. In March, Schaller, together with his partner, designer Marcel Pustul, launched an action in support of Ukraine. They started producing clothes with the inscription #WeAreAllUkranians (“We are all Ukrainians”). 100% of the proceeds from the sale of special hoodies went to the Klitschko Foundation to help Ukrainians.
Before that, Vladimir Klitschko and the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, took part in the McFit advertising campaign.
On Saturday, October 22 Austrian billionaire and businessman Dietrich Mateschitz has died at the age of 78. He was the founder of the energy drink company Red Bull, as well as the teams of two Formula 1 teams and the owner of football clubs.