Engine failure caused the crash landing of a British Airways Boeing 777 just off the runways at Heathrow Airport yesterday. An initial investigation into the crash revealed that the plane's twin engines "didn't respond" to demands for thrust "at approximately 600 feet and two miles from touchdown," reports the Guardian. A second report is due within 30 days.
It could be many months before a third and final full investigative report is published. One airport worker who saw the crash praised the pilot for being quick on his feet: "He just glided it in and lifted the nose up," he said, adding, "He lost power very close to coming in to land. He said he had no warning—it just went."