So we all know that the Apollo missions used a water landing, as will Orion, while the Soyuz lands on land but can land on water if needed. What would have happened if an Apollo crew began reentry in at the wrong place due to a navigational error, and the capsule was heading for land? What about Orion, under the same circumstances?
Landing on water greatly reduces the impact force, so the Soyuz has retrorockets that fire a quick burst just before landing to soften the blow. Would an Apollo or Orion crew be doomed if they missed their ocean landing site, or would he impact be survivable?