Roman Candle Accident: Comet Characteristics

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke, Geoff Downs and John Harradine

[Authors’ note: This article includes a number of notes with ancillary information. This information is not essential to the primary purpose of this article, and frequently interrupting one’s reading of the main text to read the notes may be a distraction. Accordingly, the reader might wish to initially ignore the notes, and then if additional information is desired, read any notes of interest.]

This article is the second in a series addressing the nature, cause and course of a most horrific accident caused by a large-bore Roman candle.[1] These articles are offered in the hope that through a sharing of what was learned in this case, similar accidents might be avoided in the future.

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 7, (2003-2004), pp 1-5

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