The jet problem occurred Tuesday afternoon after a miscommunication between a manager at Potomac Consolidated Terminal Radar Approach Control and two traffic management coordinators at the airport, Huerta said."
Caused by management and staff, not controllers.
Tell us Chip, what is the point? In actuality, it almost certainly wasn't a TSA employee, instead a skycap. In actuality, it wasn't a bribe, it was a tip. In actuality, "fish wrapper newspaper" is about all it's good for.
Anyone can throw something out, and more than often it will stick, regardless of how irresponsible or outlandish it may be. An even more glaring example of this occurred yesterday, when Dr. Oz spreads fear and worry across the country by making outlandish claims of arsenic in apple juice by using inadequate and incomplete data. Hopefully FlightAware members would be a little more judicious and/or do a little more research before posting certain claims.
And Frank, no offense taken. I was an air traffic controller for 29 years, so believe me, I've seen lazy and incompetant.
Frank, I'm not condoning the act, just presenting more info. The reporter states with certainty it was a TSA employee, TSA says otherwise. I am not a TSA apologist, but have a feeling skycaps everywhere do this.