I've always wondered in the opening scene of The Dark Knight Rises why the pilot of the small aircraft didn't simply take evasive action as soon as a larger aircraft flew nearby.
I recently realised that the registration of the small aircraft is ZS-NVB, which backward reads 'BVN-SZ' or with a little licence 'BANE'S'.
Could this be deliberate on the part of the filmmakers? The registration was created in 2008 I see, which wouldn't make the idea impossible. It would explain why in the world of the film the pilot seems unable to evade the Hercules above his aircraft. Perhaps, given getting caught on the aircraft was apparently part of Bane's 'masterplan', the aircraft registration is a hidden easter egg pointing acknowledging this, and explaining why the the plane is doomed.
I'd certainly be very interested to know if this already known, or if not whether anyone is able to shed light on this, as I haven't seen it written about elsewhere.