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SBSD - Headquarters
Sunday July 30th, 2017 :: 04:14 p.m. PDT


UPDATE - Fatal plane crash in the county area of Big Bear Mountain

DATE/TIME:  Saturday July 29, 2017/10:30 pm
INCIDENT:    Missing Persons/Fatal Plane Crash       
LOCATION:   County area of Big Bear Mountain
VICTIM:        Rebecca Joann Raymond, age 28  
                      Brian Robert White, age 30  
UPDATE - Tuesday, August 1st, 8:40 a.m.

The Coroner Division has positively identified the male victim in the plane crash to be Brian Robert White, age 30.

The investigation is ongoing, additional information will be released as it becomes available.


On Saturday, July 29th, at approximately 10:30 pm, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department were requested to respond to the Apple Valley Airport in search of a vehicle belonging to the victim.  The reporting party stated the victims were flying in from Big Bear and were overdue.  Deputies located the vehicle at the airport and contacted the Aviation Division for assistance.  An aerial search began immediately covering the area between the Big Bear and Apple Valley airports. 
On Sunday, July 30th, at approximately 9:30 am, the crew aboard 40K3 located a single engine aircraft down in the county area of Big Bear Mountain.   A flight crew member was hoisted to the wreckage and located two deceased; an adult male and female. The female has been identified as Rebecca Joan Raymond.  Rebecca is a San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Barstow Sheriff’s Station and, has been with the department since September of 2016.
FAA and NTSB were contacted and have responded to assist the Sheriff’s Aviation Division with the investigation.  The cause of the collision is unknown at this time and the investigation is ongoing. 
There is no additional information available for release at this time.
Refer:             Public Affairs Division
Phone No.    (909) 387-3700
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department                    

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