Beijing flights to Melbourne flight headphones explosion: woman face Burns

On March 15, the Australian transport safety Bureau (The Australian Transport Safety Bureau,ATSB) issued a security warning that, in the course of a flight last month, a female passenger use headphones exploded, leaving the facial burns.

Australian Transportation Safety Board has not released the woman’s identity, and the explosion of the headset brand or model.

Australian transport safety Bureau released photos show the woman in the face and neck are headphones of ash left over after the explosion.

Australian transport safety Bureau website restored after that incident on February 19 this year. The woman passenger was asleep on the flight from Beijing to Melbourne, about 2 hours after the plane was in a light sleep state. At this point, the female passenger wearing headphones while music is playing, there was a loud bang woke her.

“When I turned my face burning. “The woman said, she began to face, headphones slipped to the neck. “I feel a very painful, so immediately threw off the headset. They are on the ground began to spark, but there is a smell of burning. “The woman is described.

Woman hand burn blisters.

Crew star headphones come to douse the flames with water, but headphone shell and battery have been burning and stuck on the floor of the plane. Other passengers on the plane, you can smell the burning plastic smell of mix, electronic products, and hair.

“Some of the passengers coughed all the way out of breath. “According to one of the passengers on the plane described.

Australian transport safety Bureau’s speech declined to headset brands involved, saying the explosion of any electronic product is possible. But the spokesman said: “the Australian transport safety Bureau confirmed that cause the headset battery is the cause of the explosion. ”

In its official warning, Australian transport safety Bureau said, with the rise in the number of passengers in the use of electronic products, and a corresponding increase in the incidence of accidents in the machine. Electronic devices should be put away when not in use, battery should be portable, rather than checked baggage.

In recent years, is widely used in various types of electronic equipment for lithium-ion battery has been tested. The advantages of lithium-ion batteries is that they charge high speed, small size, but there is a fatal flaw is that the electrolyte within the highly flammable lithium-ion batteries, and once hit the short circuit and explosion dangers.

In the March 10, a Pennsylvania electric balancing skateboard while charging batteries caught fire caused house fires, leading to a 3-year old girl died and two other children in the family seriously.

Prior to that, Note 7 Samsung phone a series of battery explosion made consumers nervous, the international civil aviation authority ordered a ban on the phone is carried on the plane, which eventually prompted Samsung’s global recall and stop production Note 7 mobile.

Last year, on board a Qantas flight, a card in a deck chair battery caused a small fire and was burned to the ground.

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