FAA: Jet lost contact in DC because of pilot error

The United States Capitol, center, the Capitol Reflecting Pool, foreground, the U.S. Supreme Court, back left of Capitol, the Library of Congress Jefferson Building, back right of the Capitol and the RFK Stadium, center background, Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

January 1, 2011 2:27:32 PM PST
An airliner lost radio contact when a pilot inadvertently turned his radio to the wrong frequency, leading to the scrambling of fighter jets and the evacuation of the U.S. Capitol, federal officials said Saturday.