Thursday March 16, 2017

Exploding Headphones Reignite Fears about Batteries on Planes

I’m going to assume that her headphones were of the wireless variety, so I’ll go ahead and joke how we now have another reason to stick to wired headsets aside from better sound qualityآ—at least they won’t blow your head off. I have never seen headphones explode before, but apparently it isn’t pretty.

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About two hours into the flight while sleeping, the passenger heard a loud explosion. "As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face," she said. "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."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." The battery and cover were both melted and stuck to the floor of the aircraft.

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