In this scene of "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen, Brian checks to see if the pilot is breathing and he is not so Brian tries to fly the plane himself. The plane ends up running out of fuel and Brian then crashes the plane.
Brian strategically crashes the plane in a nearby lake so that he will not die from the crash. Instead of dying from a crash, Brian almost dies from inhaling too much water in the lake, but he makes it the water's surface and survives the crash. He then tries to swim all the water across the lake to make it to land.
This shows Brian alone in the woods, wondering how to survive. I chose this scene as an "important" scene because it completely changes the setting and mood of the text. The new setting of the story is in the middle of the woods where Brian is alone, and the mood of the story is very anticipatory of what will happen to Brian and if he will survive on his own. I think this change in setting is important because it shows that Brian will have to work hard on his own in order to survive in the wild. The change in mood is also important because it leaves the reader hoping for Brian's survival.