The Question and Answer section for Hatchet is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Brian plays with the controls a little and gets a vague idea of how a plane works: he is a pretty resourceful boy. I can suspend my disbelief a little here. Brian's landing is rough and he barely survives the wreck. I'm willing to give the boy...
Are you referring to when his plane crashes?
My copy of the novel only has sixty-nine pages. What version of the text are you using in class? Can you possibly provide me with a chapter number?