Originally Posted by gridlockd
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.
He made the car fly for mere seconds.