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USS Iowa/ Navy Investigation #128740

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 24, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Decision by Navy to reopen investigation into explosion aboard USS Iowa that original naval investigation blamed on seaman Clayton Hartwig examined; scenes shown from April 19, 1989, explosion of gun turret. [Rear Admiral Richard MULLIGAN - says there was foreign material in gun and testing found no accidental cause.] Investigation by Sandia National Laboratories noted finding no such foreign substance in gun and concluding that explosion could have been accidental. Navy noted suspending firing of 16-inch guns as safety precaution following their own tests now. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - says Navy must admit there is no evidence against Hartwig.]

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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