How long was Brian's plane in the air before it crashed?

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Brian is flying to northern Canada to see his father. The pilot gives Brian the opportunity to see how to fly a  plane by giving him a brief lesson. The pilot then has a heart attack and Brian is forced to fly the plane over the Canadian Wilderness. Even though he had been given a brief overview of how to fly the plane Brian is completely unprepared to do so. Unable to contact anyone on the radio Brian does his best to keep the  plane in the air until it runs out of gas. The plane sputters and crashes into the water. I believe the only reference to time is that he was flying for several hours.

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