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Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

Headphone batteries explode on flight, burn passenger’s face

SYDNEY: A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne on February 19 when there was a loud explosion. "As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face," she told the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) which investigated…