In Star Wars Rogue One, during the scene at the top of the transmission tower, a random TIE (Interceptor, maybe?) from out of nowhere strafes Jyn while she is trying to align the relay rod on Scarif.
Recognizing that this may have been one of the reshoots, is there an in-canon explanation as to who authorized this or why it may have occurred? Have there been instances where pilots take it upon themselves to actively fire upon one of their own facilities without order from above for a perceived ground threat?
- Krennic was on his way up to the top of the tower and would want to avoid being shot, so he would avoid ordering a speeding vehicle with low targeting ability to strafe the tower to hit a single person.
- Central command was in disarray dealing with the incursion in space and on land
- The TIE Fighters were actively engaged to deal with the X-Wing presence