Carter make the tough decision of abandon the 2 F-302 pilots and save the entire ship.
It was difficult decision ,but Sam make it , fast and right.
But why didn't Sam just try beam the pilot back first ,and then jump into hyper space.
304 captain has been trying beam everything for a while, an entire buidling, nuclear bombs.
The Wraith has jamming technolgoies, and yet the Captian has again and agin tried to beam the bomb onto their ship.
Sam tried to keep a beaming lock on Dr Rush when he met witht the lucian alliance .But they had anti jamming tech as well.
If there were too must EMP interference ,may be they could not beam them out
But they can beam the Earth 's ground force back before the planet explode, then they could beam the pilot.KLEINMAN: Colonel. I'm reading a huge energy spike. At this rate they've got less than a minute before their core goes up.
CARTER: Get our people out of the shielded areas and beam them back to the ship now
So Why didn't Sam tried to beam the pilot back ?
When Col Shepard was trapped on a 302 with Wraith virus, the beaming antenna was destory , but they can still beam him out using primitive radio signal.
The Airforce must run battle simulation, and when the 304 needed to retreat, it doesn't have enough time to let the all 302 return .
so beam just the pilots would be logical alternative to abandoning them.