In "Captain America: The First Avenger", Cap treats having to suicidally crash the Hydra bomber into the Arctic as an urgent necessity to save New York. This HISHE video and common sense point out...
- Cap has control of the plane.
- The bombs weren't on a timer or set to explode.
- The bombs required pilots, whom he'd taken care of.
- He'd demonstrated he can eject the bombs.
- He'd demonstrated he can skillfully pilot the bombs to safety.
Why was it so urgent that he couldn't take a few minutes to come up with an escape plan? Try to land it on the ice. Or look for a parachute. Or point it at the ground and leave in a bomb-plane. Or just land it at some very remote runway.
It's weakly implied that Cap has to fight the autopilot to crash it. Could he not have just wrecked it? Or wrecked the plane from the inside? Or started a fire? Or any number of other ways to cause the plane to crash in a way that would allow him the seconds to escape in a bomb-plane?
Even so, what is the threat to New York when it arrives with no-one to set off the bombs?
The film offers us a glance at some readout while Cap says "there's not going to be a safe landing" as if that offers some explanation.
He also says "there's not enough time, this thing is moving too fast and it's heading for New York". Even a supersonic bomber would need hours to reach New York from the Arctic, and this is a subsonic propeller driven aircraft (I don't care how much Smurfy blue magic Hydra put into it).
Is there a missing scene?
I know the out of universe explanation was to set up his "frozen in the ice" origin and The Avengers. In universe, please.