Rainer Schaller and Christiane Schikorsky Obituary: Gold Gym owner and family killed in plane crash off Costa Rica.
A plane that Gold’s Gym owner Rainer Schaller, his family, and two other people were on is believed to have crashed Friday off the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, according to authorities.
In a Facebook post on Friday, the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security stated that a flight from Mexico to Limon, Costa Rica, lost contact with the airport’s control tower at around 6 p.m. while passing over the northeastern Parismina region off the country’s Caribbean coast.
The RSG Group of gym outlets, including Gold’s Gym and McFit, confirmed Monday that founder and CEO Rainer Schaller, family and friends were aboard a small plane that disappeared from radar just off Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.
The company issued a statement confirming that Rainer Schaller, “his family, and two other people were on board the aircraft at the time of the crash.”
Schaller is the founder and CEO of the RSG Group, which includes McFit, John Reed and Gold’s Gym fitness studios.