Safety warning after battery operated headphones explode on flight

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What would you do if your battery operated headphones you were wearing caught fire while you were asleep on a plane? I would have most definitely freaked out! 😲😲😲

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This will be a flight she will never forget...

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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said a woman was using her personal noise-cancelling headphones on a flight from China to Melbourne on February 19.

While she was sleeping, about two hours into the flight, she heard a loud explosion.

She told the ATSB she then felt burning on her face, before the headphones slipped around her neck.

"I continued to feel burning so I grabbed them off and threw them on the floor," she said in a statement issued by the ATSB.

"They were sparking and had small amounts of fire.

"As I went to stamp my foot on them the flight attendants were already there with a bucket of water to pour on them."

The flight attendants then put the headphones into a bucket at the back of the plane.

The ATSB has not revealed the brand of headphones.

Stuart Godley from the ATSB said it was the first time a set of headphones catching on fire had been reported in Australia.

"It seems to be [that] what happened was the batteries have caught on fire while she's wearing them," he said.

"Besides her hair being singed and her hair blackened, I don't think she's had any serious burns," he said.

"She's had some burns on her hands where she's grabbed her headphones, and also her clothes were burnt."

But Mr Godley said there had been a number of phone and device battery fires.

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