This isn't a perfect map, and it's not a perfect model considering it is a 2D surface and my question relies on a 3D scenario, however it offers a general idea for what I want. In the bottom left hand side of the image, there is an area called "Pike's Point". My question is, how logical is it for a space ship to crash land there, and is there a higher likelihood for it to crash land somewhere else? If this map is part of a larger map, and there is more ocean surrounding the area that is depicted here, does that change the outcome of where it may land?
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If the ship is coming in randomly from space, it is like any other space debris. Incoming asteroids hitting the earth do so at random. It looks like more hit around the equator but this is a Mercator projection, and so those central squares contain relatively more area than those near the poles.
But if your crew still has any control over the ship, I can think of a great reason they might want to come down near Pike's Point: they want to evade detection and discovery by the intelligent inhabitants of the planet. Pikes point is a mountainous, remote peninsula and so unlikely to have villages or cities. I envision it like Baja California, or the Kamchatka peninsula. The descent of the ship across the ocean to finish here is unlikely to be witnessed. In this location the crew will have time to await rescue by their countrymen, or repair their ship before they are discovered.