Oh my. One poor woman was left with a blackened face and singed hair after her battery operated headphones exploded while she was wearing them. So scary.
An unidentified woman suffered a terrifying injury while flying from Bejing to Australia, reports the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The woman was wearing a pair of battery operated headphones when she fell asleep during the flight, only to wake up two hours later when she heard an explosion. Little did she know it was her own headphones that had burst.
“As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face,” the woman explained. “I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck. 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.”
Before the woman could step on the headphones and try to put them out, flight attendants rushed over with a bucket full of water and poured it on top of the sparking electronics. They were able to pick up what was left of the headphones and put it in the bucket until they flight landed, but the battery and cover quickly melted to the floor of the plane. Thankfully it seems no one else was hurt.
In a handful of pictures you can see the woman’s injuries. The entire left side of her face is covered in a thick, black dust, while pieces of her hair are completely singed. There appears to be some light bleeding on her lips, and one picture shows that even her hands suffered blisters from the burns. How scary!
For now the brand of the headphones and batteries remains unknown. It’s also unclear what caused the headphones to explode while the woman was wearing them, but hopefully more information will be available soon so that people can be informed on how to travel safely with their own battery operated headphones.
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