E pluribus unum
Yes.Either way you want to phrase it, don't stop flying!
I was going after the "quite literally...". Not to put too fine a point on it, but simply following the logic... once you can't fly anymore, you can't fly anymore. So at that point, you CAN stop trying to fly anymore with no additional penalty. But, I suppose if the pilot had known at what point that inflection occurred, he would never have been burdened with crashing in the first place. So, sure, keep flying.