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Woman’s face burned after headphones exploded in mid-flight

An Australian women suffered burns to her face, neck and hands after her headphones exploded during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne.

The airline passenger had been listening to music for about two hours on her own battery-operated headphones on February 19 when the batteries exploded and she felt her face burning.

The woman said, ” As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face.” She continued that they were sparking and had small amounts of fire.

The transport safety bureau, which did not identify which airline was involved, assessed that the lithium-ion batteries in the device likely caught fire.