|Quoting airbuseric (Reply 197):|
The captain was on his flight simulator at home a lot, on trial missions? If the plane flew towards the Indian Ocean, and e.g. towards Somalia/Yemen, how many hours of flying it needs? 6? Did the captain maybe use the 777 as a glider into some location? We know that an aircraft is a glider (remember the TS A330 to Acores), it can glide for a long long time (did the captain try this on his simulator?)
Just a thought..
at mach .84 it's 7 hours to the Sana'a (El Rahaba Intl)], capital of Yemen;
about the same for Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.