cabelas dangerous hunts 2009 problem:

as a moderator for a motored bicycle forum,
i know the importance of 'search before posting', and i know its always better to post in an existing thread than to start a new one, but there isnt much here for this game.
I'm stuck in Ecuador. i did reach my objective of hunting one jaguar, but when i get to the plane crash site, I'm unable to save Ricardo.
i dont even fight the cat that (i assume) kills him. and then i cant continue.
anyone have any ideas? did i miss something?