TSA sends experts to Yemen airport

AP News
Posted: Nov 01, 2010 7:44 AM
TSA sends experts to Yemen airport

The head of the Transportation Security Administration says his agency has sent a team of experts to Yemen to help ensure air cargo leaving that country is safe.

TSA administrator John Pistole says the team will work at the San'a airport to provide screening, training and more equipment to examine shipments.

Speaking Monday on CBS's "Early Show" he said the goal is to make sure that cargo coming out of Yemen after the current ban is lifted will be safe.

The U.S. has temporarily stopped all air cargo shipments from Yemen to the United States after powerful bombs were found on two airplanes that flew out of San'a.

The authorities believe the Yemen branch of al-Qaida is responsible for planting the bombs.