Video: 'Exploding headphones' prompt safety warning for air passengers

Sun 19 Mar 2017 12:25 PM
Photographs of a passenger’s injuries have been released as a warning about the potential risks of using battery-powered devices on aircraft.

The woman’s headphones caught fire as she was listening to music on a recent flight from Beijing to Melbourne. She was sleeping but woke up to a loud explosion.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau believes the batteries in the device likely caught fire and has urged passengers to respect safety guidelines when flying.

(Source: euronews (in English) YouTube channel)