The uncontrolled bursts from the ships engines broke the remainder of the ship into two. The release of the pods caused a weakening in the integrity of the ships frame. The smallest section consisted of the engines and ships environment systems. This section rapidly plummeted, almost uncontrolled, into the planet. The remaining section of the ship consisted of the command centre, and the computer and medical systems. The ships emergency and navigation jets allowed this section to somewhat glide to a landing, but at a great distance form the rest of the colonists.