Originally Posted by Justin_Voorhees
My thinking was they just did that for dramatic effect to make the viewers think he died. I don't honestly think he was in it at all. They wouldn't have brought up the auto pilot not working the 40 times during the movie like they did if it wasn't going to pay off in some way
I see what you're saying, but the way it's presented on film is a total failure, if that's what they were going for.