No. 547463 [Reply]
"Sir, we're registering a direct hit on hull sections 12 through 16. Main engineering is reporting our dilithium chamber reactants are reaching critical levels. If we don't get out of here soon, Captain, we're not going to make it."
"We're aware of that, Lieutenant. I'm just not sure what to do."
"If we were in orbit around the planet, we'd be able to beam down with the Defiant. But since we're not, I think we should head for the planet's atmosphere."
Picard nodded. "I agree. Set a course for the planet's atmosphere. Warp six."
Data had no idea what to do, either. "Captain," he said, "I have been analyzing the planet's surface, and I have detected a large number of human–
The Enterprise proceeds to break up in a firey hellstorm as the ship enters the upper atmosphere of the planet at phenomenal speeds. Debris rains upon the populated areas below, while those aboard the Enterprise meet a horrific end as the structural members of the ship come crashing through every which way, while super-heated plasma fills the space the cool ambient air used to be. In the months following the incident, many will wonder what caused Cpt. Picard to make such a baffling decision leading to death of all members aboard his ship.