How many know the story of this plane wreck in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary?
In 1983/1984, Dr. Alan Rabinowitzís single engine plane crashed when itís wing clipped a quamwood tree while taking off from the landing strip in the Cockscomb Basin. The plane was used for air monitoring of jaguars he captured and placed radio collars on, then released for his two year study of jaguars in the Basin. The crash was caused by a local thunderstorm and heavy rain. Dr. Rabinowitz, a photographer and the pilot all received minor injuries. I think Therese Rath assisted with the aftermath of the crash.
Dr. Rabinowitz passed away last week, and his absense will be felt by many.
Photographs by Tony Rath
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