"What would be the point of a cover-up?" - If is was
a military aircraft or a missile, surely that kind of a breach of security is worth covering up. Its one thing to have a civil aircraft hijacked, but to have a military aircraft or a missile stolen... thats a different kettle of fish. That kind of a breach of security is far more detrimental to the US, and far more terrifying for the populace!!
Oh and BTW JJ, your avatar is really creeping me out now!