Originally Posted by Marvin
again, that does nothing to explain the immediate problem. It does wonders however the non issue of why they hadn't spotted a giant ship floating around 70years later...kudos.
I just think they created a plot hole and they gave a half ass explanation to cover it.
I pretty much agree. Obviously the filmmakers saw it as a possible plothole too. If it made logic sense to everyone, there would have been no need for the up-front explanation.
Maybe if it were falsely concluded by Stark and the government, that the ship exploded on impact and Cap was dead, I would have bought it better. As it stands, Howard Stark doesn't strike me as the type to give up. If he can make a car fly (kinda) he could have probably tracked down that giant ship in the ice.