Re: (Spoilers) Did Anyone Else Find It Sad...
I also felt that it was useful that the modern day scene at the end of the film was not directed by Johnston, it helps convey the feeling that Cap is disoriented as we the audience are subjected to a different type of cinematography that is more modern and jarring.
A friend of mine felt the plane crash was too contrived and that Cap could have easily softly landed it. The answer to that criticism is that the aircraft was too badly damaged (especially its engines) after Steve crashed the bomb into it earlier correct? I remember him saying to Peggy that landing it safely would be difficult or something similar.