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Headphones Explode Mid-Flight

On Tuesday, March 14th, one woman experienced her headphones exploding mid-flight, bursting into flames.

 

Currently, Australian authorities are investigating why a pair of battery-powered headphones caught fire on a flight between Beijing, China and Melbourne, Australia. The headphones caused blackening and blistering to a female passenger's face and hands.

In just minutes, the passenger’s slumber became a disaster. Nearly two hours into the flight, the woman felt her face getting hot, woke up, and suddenly, her headphones exploded, singeing her hair as well.

 

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, mentioned that the woman was in complete shock, ripped the headphones off, and threw them on the floor.

 

Flight Attendants came to the rescue pouring water on the headphones before the woman  began stomping out the fire.

Sources say that the other passengers were coughing and choking for the remainder of the trip due to the smell of melted plastic filling the cabin.

During this investigation, the brand name of headphones have not been released. Authorities believe the lithium-ion batteries were most likely the cause. These batteries have a history of catching fire, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone.


In the past few years, there has been an increasing number of problems with lithium batteries on flights.


Authorities are looking into the problem before it occurs again.





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