I live 15 miles from IAH. I was on my scanner on frequency 123.8 (departure)when I heard it happening. The pilot sounded very calm. Tower then instructed them to switch to frequency 121.5 (emergency) From there, they came in without a problem.
Can't you listen to the emergency frequency? Or was it just a normal landing from then, with the same procedures as at the normal departure frequency.
(i am from Holland, so i interpret you text wrong i think ) Sorry for possible inconvenience.