Also of interest
Air Transat Flight 236 was an Airbus A330 on a transatlantic flight that ran out of fuel due to a fuel leak caused by improper maintenance. Captain Robert Piché, an experienced glider pilot, glided the remaining 65 nautical miles to a safe landing.
And we all know that Captain Sullenberger was also an experienced glider pilot.
Perhaps there's something in this gliding thing.