In Captain America: Civil war's airport fight scene, as depicted in How It Should Have Ended (around 2:10) Vision could have just blown up the quinjet, stopping Capt and Bucky from escaping in it.
I searched for why he didn't, and instead chose to blow up a tower to block their path, only to have his block blocked by Wanda, and the only answer that made enough sense was from Quora. The quinjet was Avengers/government property and cost a ton.
However, I want to reshape the question. Why didn't Vision damage Quinjet?
- The tower blown up still has considerable cost, and they will have to pay for it.
- He(?) didn't need to damage quinjet beyond repair. Flying is complicated, and I imagine some repairable damage that doesn't cost as much as a quinjet would have stopped the ship from flying.
So, why didn't Vision do it? Is it due to lack of fighting experience (I doubt it)? Or is there something else I missed? Preferably an in-universe explanation please.