My guess also.
Probably out of fuel and the old story of trying to stretch his glide.
But you would expect anyone with his hours and intensive training to have kept a cool head.
On the other hand, I suspect that the military does not spend any time teaching fighter jocks the basics of dead stick landing.
More like blow and go.
The general logged a lot of hours on big aircraft, so he was not inexperienced.
Is it possible he could have been that negligent about his fuel, especially with the wife aboard?
“Dead stick” is not possible. Flame out and you have no hydraulics and you are toast. If you have altitude and time and the engines are windmilling, then you can attempt a re-start.
So, NO, you don’t get dead stick training because you CAN’T dead stick the jet. Same with other jets.
I believe that would be wrong. They do but now they don’t train them to do much of anything. A lot of squadrons are GROUNDED.
Don’t sleep well tonight, you Air Force is GROUNDED.
Reminds me of a pilot joke.
You know what the propeller is for ?
To keep the pilot cool. If it stops turning, the pilot starts sweating.