Incident Summary:

04/18/2013: An explosive device was discovered at the airport in McCook, Nebraska, United States. The device was safely defused without incident. No group claimed responsibility for the unsuccessful attack.

GTD ID:
201304180010

When:
2013-04-18

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nebraska

City:
McCook

Location Details:
The incident occurred at McCook airport

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity McCook Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bomb consisting of a plastic container with two wires coming out of the top with a shotgun shell and metal objects inside was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Sources
"SMALL BOMB ?NEUTRALIZED? AT McCOOK AIRPORT," Panhandle Post, April 19, 2013.
"Explosive Device Found At McCook Airport," WOWT, April 19, 2013.