San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Press Release

DATE/TIME: Saturday July 29, 2017/10:30 pm
INCIDENT: Missing Persons/Fatal Plane Crash
LOCATION: County area of Big Bear Mountain
VICTIM:Rebecca Joan Raymond, age 28
Adult male, pending identification and notification of next of kin


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 Airport and Apple Valley Airport.

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

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division
655 E. Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415-0061
Telephone: (909) 387-3700