updated 11/13/2008 7:24:06 PM ET 2008-11-14T00:24:06

A Transportation Department investigation has confirmed that Federal Aviation Administration officials covered up safety errors at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

A spokeswoman for the department's inspector general says a report of the investigation's findings should be released Friday. She confirmed the general findings as outlined in documents released late Thursday by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

The report was requested by the Special Counsel, which says in a letter to the White House that FAA managers at the Texas airport misclassified air traffic problems as being caused by pilots in an attempt to shift blame away from air traffic controllers.

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