Sarah Lynn has become an accomplished pilot and flies her dad's twin engine Cessna all over whenever she can. She's almost finished with her pre-med schooling at Washington State University. Zack and Sarah's ranch is booming. They have the reputation of having the best beef in the Northwest. Zack flies all over the country promoting his beef. His business is expanding and he has to start traveling farther and farther. With the realization that he needs a plane with greater range, he decides to buy a jet, which will give him the capability to travel even to Hawaii. When Sarah Lynn graduates from WSU, Zack and Sarah give her the twin engine Cessna as a graduation present. After Sarah Lynn's graduation, Kelly, Sarah Lynn's roommate from college who still has one year to go, comes home with Sarah Lynn and spends a few weeks with her and her family. Sarah Lynn takes Kelly for a plane ride over the ranch and they have a harrowing experience. "Sarah Lynn, did you know your right motor is smoking?" Kelly asked somewhat anxious. Sarah Lynn looked out the window and saw the black smoke pouring out of the starboard engine. "We'd better head back and I'm going to have to feather that engine." Suddenly the starboard engine burst into flames. "Sarah Lynn, we're on fire!" Kelly screamed in shear horror. "We're going to crash!" and Kelly started to cry.