there once was a thread on the crash and the aircraft of this movie on this board. there were many interesting infos.
having seen the crash sequence twice, although i didn´t pay close attention to the cockpit scene, i can say for a fact that the exterior shots of the aircraft floating in the water is definitively a MD-11.
in addition, i believe there´s also the flight number mentioned in the movie, which is the flight number of a real FedEx flight which originates at MEM, crosses the south pacific and i believe australia before it heads for malaysia, of course, with multiple stops. don´t hit me if i´m wrong, but i remember something like that in the thread i mentioned.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.