Usually, when someone talks about hot beats, it’s just because they really like the music. However, one unnamed woman on a flight from Beijing, China, to Melbourne, Australia, got exposed to some really hot beats. A woman’s headphone burst into flames while she was wearing them!
It’s just not safe to enjoy yourself anymore, between phones bursting into flames and e-cigarettes blowing up in your mouth like dynamite. Much like the previous two exploding items, the culprit is believed to be the battery, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The ATSB places the blame carefully at the feet of the lithium-ion battery that may have powered the headphones.
“As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face. I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck,” said the woman with the burning headphones. “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.”
Fortunately for her, the cabin crew were ready to respond. Before she could even start stepping on the burning headphones, the staff was there with water to douse the flames almost immediately. Unfortunately, you can’t wash away the smell of melting plastic; the passengers spent the rest of the flight coughing and complaining of the smell. But at least that poor woman’s face looks relatively intact and undamaged, which is a small miracle.
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