This was actually a real scenario during 9/11.
After the planes were hijacked and hit the twin towers, F-15 fighter jets were sent up to shoot down any other airliner plane that was confirmed to have been hijacked.
Since killing innocent people is intrinsically wrong (or is it?), and since the ends don’t justify the means, would it be accurate to say that it would have been wrong to shoot down a plane full of innocent people, even if it was hijacked by a handful of bad guys?
My understanding of the faith would lead me to say, yes, it would still be wrong because never is it ever ok to kill innocent people. Even in situations where you might be potentially saving more lives over all if you do.
What do you guys thing?