Strangely enough, I was sitting in the medical centre of the CAA Safety Regulation Group building at Gatwick this afternoon, watching the news on a big screen TV with some other pilots just after the incident at Heathrow with a Boeing 777 occurred.
I've embedded an approach view from the cockpit of the same model 777 Boeing, a KLM flight into Schipol, so you can see what happens during the final approach moments. Today's events did give some cause for speculation among those of us watching the news report at Gatwick. It would be strange, if not amazing if both engines from such a modern and reliable aircraft suddenly lost power at that vital moment, so I have some ideas of my own. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured in what could have been a catastrophic event if the aircraft had impacted ten seconds earlier outside the airport boundary.