- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: November 26, 1993
This definitive account finally answers the questions and controversy surrounding the SEVEN MINUTES THAT STUNNED THE NAVY.
It is one of the worst moments in the history of the U.S. Navy--the 1988 destruction of an Iranian passenger jet with 290 people onboard by the USS Vincennes. SEVEN MINUTES THAT STUNNED THE NAVY revisits the tragic event to see what went wrong and whether the disaster could have been averted. Watch government footage of the incident, and hear a minute by minute account from crewmembers and officers of the Vincennes. Get an up-close look at the high-tech Aegis weapons system, and explore the possibility that it could have malfunctioned or been fired as a result of human error. Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger recalls the political fallout, as well as the extensive investigation that suggested the ultimate blame for the incident lies with Iran.