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Woman Burned After Headphones Explode on Flight

Woman Burned After Headphones Explode on Flight

Australian authorities will investigate why a pair of battery-powered Headphones caught fire two hours into a flight between Beijing and Melbourne, blackening and blistering a female passenger’s face and hands.

The Woman, whose name was not released, fell asleep on the plane while wearing the headphones. She awoke to a loud explosion about two hours into the flight, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said in a statement. The woman said she then felt a burning sensation on her face.

“I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck,” the woman was quoted as saying in the statement. “I continued to feel burning so I grabbed them off and threw them on the floor. They were sparking and had small amounts of fire.”

Woman burned after headphones explode on flight
Burns to the woman’s hand from the exploding headphones

Flight attendants poured a bucket of water on the headphones. The battery and cover were melted and stuck to the floor of the plane

Smoke and the smell of melted plastic, burnt hair and electronics filled the cabin for the rest of the journey to Melbourne.

“People were coughing and choking the entire way home,” one passenger said in the ATSB statement.

Peter Gibson, communications manager for Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, told CNN they would be investigating the incident.

“If it seems the device was damaged, then that will explain it. But you know if it was a genuine battery and hadn’t been abused then we will go to the manufacturer and see what’s going on,” he said.

There have been a number of battery related incidents on planes in recent years. In October,  an e-cigarette battery set fire to an air passenger’s luggage while it was being loaded into the hold of a United Airlines flight, according to reports.

And in May, on a flight from Sydney to Dallas-Fort Worth, Qantas cabin crew were alerted to the “presence of smoke in the cabin”.

The Australian Transit Safety Bureau (ATSB) noted the source of the smoke was traced to seat 19F, in business class – to “a crushed personal electronic device (a phone) wedged tightly in the seat mechanism”.

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