Friends remember pilot Robert Sachs as a ‘bigger than life character’ – St Vincent Times

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  • Tributes paid to Robert ‘Bob’ Sachs.
  • Bequia Plane Crash

The community of Bequia continue to mourn the loss of beloved pilot and scuba diving instructor, Robert Sachs.

Sachs and actor Christian Oliver (Klepser) as well as Klepser’s daughters perished in a fatal aircraft crash shortly after departure from J.F. Mitchell Airport in Paget Farm, Bequia, on Thursday.

In tributes to ‘Bob’, friends on Facebook wrote, ‘Bob was a legend and bigger than life character, trailblazer’.

Megan Smith-Harris;

I spent 11 years visiting Bequia, and Bob was a fixture on the island. I became a certified scuba diver at @dive_bequia and always had a blast going on outings with Bob and Christina. Bob was funny, smart, a super experienced diver, sometimes cranky, but always big-hearted. I remember flying with him to Martinique one day just for fun and having lunch on the island. It was a magical day that will always stay with me.”.

Linda Jay-Stuart;

“Bob had a big heart! Rip Legend, see you on the other side”.

James lexanns Tweeted;

“Fearless he was! I met him in 2011 in Bequia, and he has an absolutely beautiful soul.”.

Marcia Jackson;

“I was in Bequia over the weekend and was in a conversation with this gentleman at Keegans Restaurant and Bar; I never knew it was his last. He’s such a beautiful soul, inside and out.”

The tourism minister of St Vincent also extended sympathies to the family of Bob.

“I am saddened to learn of the tragic circumstances that took the life of our very own Bob Sachs, owner of Dive Bequia, who was a pioneer in the tourism industry. This must be such a difficult time for his wife, Kathy, and his family. My sincerest condolences to them at this time.”.

Robert Sachs, also known as Bob Sachs, co-owned Dive Bequia, a scuba tour company in Port Elizabeth, with his wife, Cathy.

Robert Sachs is a native of New Jersey, United States.

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