Yes, it did happen and it was a 757-300 from IAH
My sister was onboard and called from the plane. She hates flying and called to tell us (my mom and other sister) that they were preparing for a possible crash landing. Here's her story...
Announcement was made that final approach was coming soon and FAs should be seated.
After a few minutes, she noticed they were ascending again. She waited for an announcement but none came.
A few more minutes past and the FAs came through the cabin to look and "see" where they were. They then went to call the cockpit.
A few minutes later, an announcement was made that they would be going through emergency landing instructions because the flaps to slow down the plane were not working.
My sister's and 4 other men were given instructions on how to operate the back door and slide and my sister was told to look after two kids flying with no guardian.
After all was said and done, the pilot made a great landing. My sister said she could tell they were coming in fast but that the landing was smooth and totally uneventful.
Kudos to the pilot and crew.