Sunset (1988)

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Corrected entry: Wyatt and Tom fly east to Mix's ranch, but the biplane has to make an emergency landing on the Circle C Ranch. The ranch hands inform them that they're about 15 miles southeast of their destination. How did they manage to overfly their goal by 15 miles?

Correction: It's not hard to overfly something when you're not familiar with the plane, or terrain, or landmarks. Ranches look very much alike from the air. To overfly something by 15 miles in a biplane flying 100 NMH (nautical miles per hour) would cover 15 statute miles (which the ranch hand is more likely familiar with) in a little less than 10 minutes, ample time to overshoot their goal, but not so much as to cause the pilots overdue concern. .

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