No, the islamists picked a 777 because of its extraordinary range. The 777ER can fly up to 7725 nautical miles, making Washington D.C. at 6338nm well within range. That means they could use a route that avoids any serious radar or air defense arena's and still be able to bring terror to our east coast. Keep in mind, April 24th, the aniversary of Operation Eagle Claw, is just around the corner. Another possible date is Easter, but a
All things to keep in mind until they get this mess sorted out.