Seriously, he couldn't have just turned the plane around? He was sitting at the damn joystick. Or at least jumped out the plane? You don't have to be sat in the pilot seat the whole time to crash a plane into the ground. Couldn't he have found a parachute? Or used one of those bomber planes that were sitting in the hanger? The same bomber planes which weren't a risk anyway, because there weren't any Nazi pilots left to pilot the damn things, so I don't know why he still thought they were a threat. At the very least, why didn't he drop the wheels and try and land the thing? Planes aren't a one way thing, they're designed to land as well as take-off.