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Thursday, March 16, 2017

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 was sleeping and listening to music about two hours into the trip when she heard an explosion. "As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face," she told the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which issued a statement Wednesday as a warning to other passengers.

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"I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck," she said.

The woman, who was not identified, said she tore off the headphones and threw them to the floor, where she saw they were shooting off sparks and small flames.

"As I went to stamp my foot on them the flight attendants were already there with a bucket of water to pour on them. They put them into the bucket at the rear of the plane," she said.

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People were coughing and choking the entire way home," the passenger told the ATSB, adding the cabin reeked of melted plastic and burned hair.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-03-15 11:31 PM | Reply

why a pair of battery-powered headphones

Cheaply made chinese crap. Case closed Columbo.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-16 09:33 AM | Reply

Apt song for the event:

www.youtube.com

#3 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-03-16 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Would love to know the brand. The cheaper your electronics are in comparison to name brands the more likely it is to happen IMHO. Look at the knock off "hoverboards" and how many of them were catching fire. The name brands try to control quality at least - and they aren't perfect at it - ask Samsung for one...

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-03-16 02:20 PM | Reply

Hate when that happens.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2017-03-16 03:24 PM | Reply

Air Passenger's Headphones Catch Fire Midflight

On his play list was The Trammps and The Ohio Players.

BTW, whatever happened to Friday Night Tunes here on the DR?

#6 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-16 03:47 PM | Reply

People were coughing and choking the entire way home," the passenger told the ATSB, adding the cabin reeked of melted plastic and burned hair.

#1 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN AT 2017-03-15 11:31 PM | FLAG:

Then Hillary finally emerged from the bathroom and closed the door.

#7 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-16 04:30 PM | Reply

Too hot between the beats.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-16 08:05 PM | Reply

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