Incident Summary:

7/6/1991: The Popular Liberation Army ignited an incendiary device on a United States Coast Guard airfield in Punta Borinquen, Puerto Rico. There were no casualties but a Hercules C-130 aircraft was damaged.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

Puerto Rico


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity United States Coast Guard
Specific Description Hercules C-130 aircraft stationed at a US Coast Guard airfield in Punta Borinquen Puerto Rico
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Incendiary device
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The Hercules aircraft was valued at $25 million.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Liberation Army (Puerto Rico) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Alabama," USA Today, July 8, 1991.
Harvey W. Kushner, "Encyclopedia of Terrorism," Sage Publications, 2003.